The following is Senator Tom Carlson’s opening statement to the Appropriations Committee on February 18, 2014 in regards to LB1046.
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Sen. Carlson’s Statement before Legislature on Water
“That’s a real victory,” Carlson said.
A Nebraska water task force wanted $50 million so it could begin to ensure the state’s precious supply of water is maintained into the future.
The Legislature’s Appropriations Committee gave a preliminary offer Friday of $31.4 million to start with, some of it one-time funding and $11 million to be paid annually to help ensure the state’s priorities for water are met.
The Natural Resources Committee and water task force Chairman Tom Carlson said Friday he is happy with that tentative deal. It’s more money than has been allocated before for existing and future water projects, he said. It’s a great start, and he is grateful in light of all the requests for other priorities.
Happy 147th birthday Nebraska!
Nebraska has a rich history dating back to its formation as a territory by the Kansas-Nebraska Act, passed by the United States Congress on May 30th, 1854. The Nebraska Territory was settled extensively under the Homestead Act of 1862. A constitution was drawn up in 1866 and in 1867 Nebraska was admitted to the Union as the 37th State.
Retired insurance agent, Tom Carlson, was elected to the Nebraska State Legislature in 2006, was elected Chairman of the Agriculture Committee in 2009 and is currently chairman of the Natural Resources Committee as well as a member of the Banking and Insurance Committee. Tom has always been a natural born leader. Before embarking on his political career, he served as the president of the Holdrege School Board, the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce, Holdrege Optimists, Holdrege Rotary and Nebraska Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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