Autism Coalition Members:
Just wanted to thank all of you for attending the meeting yesterday and the great insights Rich, Aubri and I got from you. With the diverse connections and expertise in the room, we have a great start on the 2013 legislative session. Below you will find our memo that went out to clients yesterday giving the lay of the land this year and important links you will want to keep for future reference. Feel free to forward this message to your groups and supporters. You may also want to start the message off with an explanation of the initiative this year and that regular communications will be forwarded as the legislature progresses. Additionally Legislative Alerts, asking for action by the coalition partners, will be sent out. Finally, ask that they forward any communications with Senators or their staffs back to us so we can keep track of this ever changing landscape.
Please keep information flowing to us on new names to add to coalition list. Any questions, comments, concerns, etc. – email or call us.
Again, many thanks.
January 10, 2013
TO: Autism Speaks
FROM: Rich Lombardi and Julie Erickson, Registered Lobbyists
American Communications Group, Inc.
RE: 2013 Legislative Session
Yesterday, the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature convened for the 103rd Legislature, 1st Session. The legislature elected a new speaker and committee chairs by secret ballot, and spent the afternoon selecting members for each committee. Go to (http://www.
The tentative Legislative Session Calendar (http://www.
This session brings 10 new senators, and one former senator (Ernie Chambers) to the floor. Visit this link for a listing of your 2013 legislative body: http://www.omaha.com/article/
Below you will find recent news links regarding this session:
· Journal Star
o Money will be focus for session: http://journalstar.com/
· World Herald
o Legislature more Moderate: http://www.omaha.com/article/
o Setting up for new session: http://www.omaha.com/article/
For reference, the legislative floor action and committee hearings can be viewed online through live streaming by going tohttp://www.netnebraska.org/
We will start our weekly reports to you next week.
Here we go.