Senator-elect Laura Ebke with (some of) her winning team. Image credit.
Laura Ebke, Senator-elect to the Nebraska legislature, keeps us posted regarding the goings-on during the first days after her victory.
I've always loved Laura's incisive and graphic writing, and it is exciting and a joy to be able to follow her topical accounts from her new life in the world of state legislature. Share in the delight, go visit Laura Ebke's campaign page.
Third day of orientation is over with. I think most of the senators-elect are getting more comfortable walking through the beautiful building that is the Capitol. We've all figured out where the restrooms are (not an unimportant thing in the first floor office spaces that resemble a labyrinth).
We've gotten to know each other--as part of a "class", and I suspect many of us have started to get a feel for hot buttons for our colleagues.
Today, retiring senators--Speaker Greg Adams, Sen. John Harms, and Sen. Annette Dubas--spoke to us. They are leaving--term limited out--as part of the first *big* class of senators post-term-limit passage.
In the next week or so, I will be creating another page, separate from this campaign page, as well as an "official" Twitter account. On that page (and account), I will (eventually) post those things which will be more official in nature. I'll let you know where I've been and what I've done as part of "official duties"--but that's where I'll also post ALL of my votes (with explanations) for constituents and others to follow along.
I campaigned on a promise of transparency--never expecting that everyone would agree with every thing I did, but believing that everyone in the "second house"--citizens of our state--had the right to know WHAT I was doing, and to hold me accountable. I will post a link to the new page here, when I get it set up, and those who are interested in following it, can. This page will then probably go more quiet after the first of the year.
I'm looking forward to it.