State Chamber Says Workforce and Housing is a Focus Heading into Next Session

COLUMBUS – Nebraska State Chamber representatives stopped in Columbus Wednesday morning to go over the upcoming topics they will be focusing on during the upcoming 2017 legislative session.

Nebraska State Chamber President Barry Kennedy says the topics the chamber will be focusing on includes tax reform, corrections, as well as workforce and housing. Kennedy says the State Chamber has been meeting with roughly half a dozen state senators and the farm bureau to work on proposals for tax reform that would benefit bringing in new residents through the workforce.

Attracting people, especially people with special skill sets to our state to fill a lot of good available jobs. So that’s a big issue and any issue that effects the economic growth of our state, we typically are involved in and also consider to be an issue of high importance,” says Kennedy.

Senator Paul Schumacher also attended the meeting, and Kennedy says Schumacher has consistently voted for legislation that helps support business in Nebraska. With the legislature seeing some changes in leadership, Kennedy says it is good for both the area and the state to have Senator Schumacher in office.

The State Chamber representatives went to Fremont following the Columbus meeting and are heading to West Point and Sarpy County on Thursday.

You can learn more about the Nebraska State Chamber by checking out there website here.