Thanks to my Australian friends who viewed the page I have on Senator Ernie Chambers and called him to discuss the disgusting comments he makes. Senator Chambers mentioned you on the Unicameral Floor today. It’s great having people from all over the world visit my site. Susan
2015 Unicam – Updated 1/15/2015 @ 5pm Sen Paul Schumacher the biggest BS award for trying to minimize the POWER of the Chairman seats. Evidence is the number of years when Left wingers had majority of seats/members and blocked many conservative bills. All VIDEOS are shown below:
Sen. Groene explains why he supports Kintner’s Amendment to Rule Change and says he posted his votes for Speaker and Chairman seats on his page on the Nebraska Legislature website. http://youtu.be/F167R0DMOoM
Senator Tanya Cook gets rather huffy, arrogant and condescending in her comments. Sen Schnoor and Larson make great comments in support of Sen. Kintner’s Amendment to Rule Change. http://youtu.be/g_m7jduz5qY
Sen Ernie Chambers rant includes uncomplimentary comments towards Sen Tyson Larson…. simple-minded, childish drivel. Sen. McCollister explains his NO vote while Sen. Schilz comments in the neutral but votes Yes. http://youtu.be/6weP60wNUvI
Senators Bloomfield and Kolowski explain their NO votes on Sen. Kintner’s Amendment for Rule Change on secret ballots for Speaker and Chairman seats http://youtu.be/O3LDMsnNzuw
Senators Garrett and Johnson explain their NO votes while Sen. Ernie Chambers goes on a rant about slave owners and Republicans. http://youtu.be/i9alvf5aXMY
Sen. Paul Schumacher goes on a rant referencing what happened between DCRP Chair Bryan Baumgart and Sen. Bob Krist and says Chairman seats do not have the POWER people think they do and no cowtowing to political parties. Senator Bill Kintner’s closing comments on his Amendment. http://youtu.be/7qg1RZJjUvo
Video of the Final Roll Call Vote for Sen. Kintner’s Amendment to Rule Change from Secret Speaker/Chair Votes to Public Recorded Votes. Two Senators whose votes are not on this video are Sen. Williams and Watermeier – both NO votes. TOTAL VOTES 12 Yes 33 NO http://youtu.be/rJIH9W-jHeU
2015 Unicameral – Updated 1/15/2015 @ 3pm Sadly NEBRASKANS the Kintner Amendment failed. The votes are 12 Yes 33 No. Videos are at www.TheSusanSmithShow.wordpress.com more will be added later this evening. There were several that sparked some angry and arrogant drivel Sen. Cook and Schumacher. Briefly the NO votes based on their comments: Krist, Nordquist, Chambers, McCollister, Bloomfield, Kolowski, Garrett, Johnson, Crawford, Pansing-brooks.
Sen. Ernie Chambers rant on Gov. Ricketts, Racism, etc. Didn’t take Sen. Chambers very long to go on a rant. While his District deals with gang violence drugs and stray bullets he introduced a bill to save the mountain lions and prairie dogs. http://youtu.be/kO7a2SdvkvQ
Rules Change Debate on Kintner’s Amendment Secret/Open Public opening comments: http://youtu.be/nc_4jYKPJNA
Floor Debate on Rules Change from Secret to Open/recorded by Sen. Bob Krist, Jeremy Nordquist and Sen. Laura Ebke.
2015 Unicameral – Updated 1/14/2015 BAD NEWS NEBRASKANS! Spoke with Chairman of Rules Committee Sen. Tommy Garrett’s office – an aide reports that the Rules Comittee UNANIMOUSLY voted to NOT approve a Rules change from Secret Votes to Recorded Votes for Speaker/Chairman seats. In other words the calls and emails made by Nebraskans asking for RECORDED VOTES fell on deaf ears. TAKE ACTION NOW, there is one option left and must be done by tomorrow (Thursday Jan 15th) – You need to find another senator, perhaps Senator Bill Kintner, to attach it to an existing bill or enter it as a new bill. Make your calls/emails now. Sen. Kintner 402-471-2613 email@example.com
NOTE: The Rules Committee changes will be announced and debated on Thursday Jan 15th – tune in to NET2 TV or webstream it live at http://www.negraskalegislature.gov Can’t watch – set your DVR!
Announced: Senator Tommy Garrett, Chairman of Rules Committee – the committee will meet on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 1:30pm. (NEBRASKANS KEEP YOUR EMAILS/CALLS GOING TO SEN. TOMMY GARRETT and Committee Members to Request RULE CHANGE for RECORDED VOTES FOR SPEAKER AND CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES): Senators Tommy Garrett 402-471- 2627 firstname.lastname@example.org , Jeremy Nordquist 402-471- 2721 email@example.com , Dave Bloomfield 402-471- 2716 firstname.lastname@example.org , Paul,Schumacher 402-471-2715 email@example.com , and Bob Krist 402-471- 2718 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Announced: Senator Beau McCoy, Chairman of Committee on Committees distributed the Final Report – it was adopted, without discussion, with 36 yes, 0 no, 10 Not Voting.
Announced: Vice Chairman of the Revenue Committee – Senator Paul Schumacher.
Announced: Vice Chairman of the Transportation & Telecommunications Committee, Senator Lydia Brasch.
Announced: Vice Chairman of the Education Committee, Senator Rick Kolowski.
Bills and Legislative Resolutions submitted.
Announced: Senator Tommy Garrett, Chairman of Rules Committee – Adoption of Temporary Rules but not to last past the 12th day of this session when the NEW PERMANENT RULES ARE EFFECTIVE. (NEBRASKANS KEEP YOUR EMAILS/CALLS GOING TO SEN. TOMMY GARRETT to Request RULE CHANGE for RECORDED VOTES FOR SPEAKER AND CHAIRS OF COMMITTEES): 402-471- 2627 email@example.com
Announced: Vice Chairman of Committee on Committees – Senator Colby Coash. Committee Members to various committees Report received.
Announced: Vice Chairman of Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee – Senator Al Davis. Legislative Bills entered to Clerk and Inauguration Ceremony of newly elected.
Election of Speaker and Committee Chairman positions. (Note: The ballots were secret and even the number of votes for the contested seats were not recorded).
**The Rules Committee will meet later this week to determine the
permanent rules. Continue making calls/emails to your senators and ESPECIALLY contact Senator Tommy Garrett who is the Chairman of the Rules Committee.
Adoption of Rules: Senator Kintner’s (conservative) request and comments on public recorded votes. :http://youtu.be/xF5b1Sash-Q
SPEAKER and CHAIRMAN of COMMITTEES RESULTS:
Speaker : Senator Galen Hadley (30 votes) – elected. Sen. Colby Coash (14) votes – supposed to be a conservative.
Chair of Committee on Committees: Sen. Beau McCoy – Declared – Conservative
Members of Committee on Committees nominees provided by Caucus:
District 1 Campbell/Coash/Garrett (liberal/liberal/conservative)
District 2 Krist/Smith/Mello (liberal/conservative/liberal)
District 3 Bloomfield/Schilz/Hadley (conservative/conservative/liberal)
Chair of Executive Board: Senator Bob Krist w/ 31 votes – Elected – moderate.
Senator Bloomfield ran against him w/18 votes – conservative.
Vice Chairman of Executive Board: Sen. Dan Watermeier w/32 votes – Elected
Senator Rick Kolowski ran against him w/17 votes.
Six nominees for Members of Executive Board provided by Caucus:
District 1 Campbell/Coash (liberal/liberal)
District 2 Chambers/Murante (liberal/conservative)
District 3 Larson/Hughes (moderate/unknown)
Chair of Agriculture Committee: Senator Jerry Johnson w/25 votes – Elected – liberal.
Senator Lydia Brasch ran against him w/22 votes – a conservative.
Chair of Appropriations Committee: Senator Heath Mellow –Declared- Left winger
Chair of Banking, Commerce & Insurance Committee: Senator Scheer – Declared-
Chair of Business & Labor Committee: Senator Burke Harr – Declared- left winger
Chair of Education Committee: Senator Kate Sullivan – Declared – left winger
Chair of General Affairs Committee: Senator Tyson Larson – Declared – moderate
Chair of Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee: Senator John Murante – Declared – conservative.
Chair of Health & Human Services Committee: Senator Kathy Campbell – Declared – left winger.
Chair of Judiciary Committee: Senator Les Seiler – Decalred – Moderate
Chair of Natural Resources Committee: Senator Ken Schilz – Declared – conservative.
Chair of Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee: Senator Jeremy Nordquist with 26 votes – elected – left winger. Senator Brett Lindstrom ran against him w/23 votes – moderate.
Chair of Revenue Committee: Senator Mike Gloor – Declared – Moderate
Chair of Transportation & Telecommunications Committee: Senator Jim Smith – Declared – conservative.
Chair of Urban Affairs Committee: Senator Sue Crawford – Declared – moderate
Chair of Enrollment & Review Committee: Senator Matt Hansen – Declared.
Chair of Rules Committee: Senator Tommy Garrett – Declared – conservative.
ACTION ALERT that went out January 7th @ 10 a.m. :
Please end the practice of secret ballots for Committee Chairs and let NO SEAT GO UNCHALLENGED by a CONSERVATIVE legislator. This is how we’ve ended up with left wing liberals blocking legitimate, conservative legislation in the past.
On January 7, 2015 after being sworn in the first vote will be to adopt the Legislative Rules from the 2014 session. Please request a PUBLIC ROLL CALL VOTE and OFFER AN AMENDMENT to REMOVE SECRECY for CHAIRMEN ELECTIONS by requiring a PUBLIC RECORDED VOTE.
2015 Unicameral Senators Contact Info
LD Name Phone Email
1 Dan Watermeier 402-471-2733 firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Bill Kintner 402-471- 2613 email@example.com
3 Tommy Garrett 402-471- 2627 firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Bob Hilemann 402-471- 2621 email@example.com
5 Heath Mello 402-471- 2710 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Joni Craighead 402-471- 2714 email@example.com
7 Jeremy Nordquist 402-471- 2721 firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Burke Harr 402-471-2722 email@example.com
9 Sara Howard 402-471- 2723 firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Bob Krist 402-471- 2718 email@example.com
11 Ernie Chambers 402-471- 2612 no email
12 Merv Riepe 402-471- 2623 firstname.lastname@example.org
13 Tanya Cook 402-471-2727 email@example.com
14 Jim Smith 402-471- 2730 firstname.lastname@example.org
15 David A. Schnoor 402-471- 2625 email@example.com
16 Lydia Brasch 402-471- 2728 firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Dave Bloomfield 402-471- 2716 email@example.com
18 Brett Lindstrom 402-471-2618 firstname.lastname@example.org
19 Jim Scheer 402-471-2929 email@example.com
20 John McCollister 402-471- 2622 firstname.lastname@example.org
21 Ken Haar 402-471- 2673 email@example.com
22 Paul Schumacher 402-471-2715 firstname.lastname@example.org
23 Jerry Johnson 402-471-2719 email@example.com
24 Mark Kolterman 402-471-2756 firstname.lastname@example.org
25 Kathy Campbell 402-471- 2731 email@example.com
26 Matt Hansen 402 471-2610 firstname.lastname@example.org
27 Colby Coash 402-471- 2632 email@example.com
28 Patty Pansing Brooks 402-471-2633 firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Kate Bolz 402-471- 2734 email@example.com
30 Roy Baker 402-471- 2620 firstname.lastname@example.org
31 Rick Kolowski 402-471-2327 email@example.com
32 Laura Ebke 402-471-2711 firstname.lastname@example.org
33 Les Seiler 402-471-2712 email@example.com
34 Curt Friesen 402-471- 2630 firstname.lastname@example.org
35 Mike Gloor 402-471- 2617 email@example.com
36 Matt Williams 402-471-2642 firstname.lastname@example.org
37 Galen Hadley 402-471-2726 email@example.com
38 John Kuehn 402-471- 2732 firstname.lastname@example.org
39 Beau McCoy 402-471-2885 email@example.com
40 Tyson Larson 402-471-2801 firstname.lastname@example.org
41 Kate Sullivan 402-471-2631 email@example.com
42 Mike Groene 402-471- 2729 firstname.lastname@example.org
43 Al Davis 402-471-2628 email@example.com
44 Dan Hughes 402-471- 2805 firstname.lastname@example.org
45 Sue Crawford 402-471- 2615 email@example.com
46 Adam Morfeld 402-471-2720 firstname.lastname@example.org
47 Ken Schilz 402-471-2616 email@example.com
48 John Stinner 402-471- 2802 firstname.lastname@example.org
49 John Murante 402-471-2725 email@example.com
The 104th Legislature, 1st Session, is scheduled to convene January 7, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
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