Wind Development in Nebraska
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 05:49
The Center for Rural Affairs urged action by the Unicameral to amend LB 104, to incorporate provisions of another wind development bill, LB 402, to encourage developers to support Nebraska businesses and share stock in wind farms with their local employees.
Late last month the Unicameral voted, 33 to 0, in favor of advancing LB 402, which would build off the existing Community Based Energy Development (C-BED) program, from General File to Select File. That vote showed that there is strong support among Senators for wind development and an understanding of the value of that development can bring to our rural communities."
LB 402 incentivizes wind development done in the best way - a way that ensures the profits and economic benefits of wind development stay here in Nebraska. Passing a bill that encourages wind developers to share ownership with Nebraska employees and support Nebraska businesses to help make the most of these opportunities.
Cody Grocery Store Open
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 05:26
There was a large attendance at the opening of the Cody Grocery Store project on Friday in Cody. Governor Dave Heineman opened the event with comments at the Adamson Community Building. The Governor stated that “education is the great equalizer” and praised the efforts of the school students and the community who supported the Circle C market. Scotty and Tammy Millard of Scotty's Ranchland Foods in Valentine were also recognized for their help and guidance in getting the store up and running. Governor Heineman made a purchase at the store to lead off the grand opening. He purchased Oreo cookies. There is also a small class room at the store to accommodate students learning more about how to run a small business.