UPDATE: I just received confirmation from Sen. Tony Fulton’s office that this meeting will occur TONIGHT at the time and place indicated below. Here is a copy of a press release from Sen. Colby Coash's office, dated November 5, 2010, with more information:
The Lancaster County Delegation will be hosting a town hall meeting on November 17, 2010. Senators Kathy Campbell, Colby Coash, Danielle Conrad, Tony Fulton, Ken Haar, Amanda McGill and Norm Wallman will be present.
LOCATION: LPS District Office, 5901 "O" Street (Board Room)
DATE: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
TIME: 5 PM to 8 PM
5-6:30 PM: Discussion on Child Welfare- Due the impending changes and the citizens' expressed concerns regarding the administration of child welfare services in Nebraska, we welcome a dialogue with our constituents on this matter.
6:30-8 PM: Open
Several GiN members report receiving a forwarded email notifying them that the Nebraska State Senators who represent Lancaster County residents in the Unicameral plan to meet with the public this evening at the Lincoln Public School Administration building, 5901 "O" Street, between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Apparently, the meeting was mentioned during an interview of State Sen. Colby Coash on KLIN's Drive Time Lincoln radio show last night. Senator Coash specifically mentioned immigration and child welfare would be among the topics of discussion.
We are still searching for some official notice of this meeting, but we are aware that the same group of Senators met last November at about this time for the purpose of discussing upcoming legislative issues with the public.
We will add an update to this post if / when we can find official information somewhere. If anyone reading this has a link to an online notice, please share it by posting a comment, below. For now, to reiterate:
Nebraska Senators representing Lancaster County residents in the Unicameral
Lincoln Public Schools Administration Building
5901 O St.
THIS EVENING (WED., NOV. 17TH)
5:00pm to 8:00 pm
We urge all who are able to attend this meeting. As noted above, there was a similar meeting last year. Linda and only a handful of other citizens attended. The vast majority of the crowd of 75 to 100 people were all lobbyists of one kind or another and they were pushing on our legislators to spend more money and devise new methods of collecting revenues, such as adding a tax on a soda pop.
We have reported before how Linda stood up and informed all that she thought she had come to attend a townhall meeting of citizens only to find special interest groups who refused to have their funding cut despite a budget shortfall while also cavalierly talking about taking more of her hard-earned money. It bears repeating that as Linda reminded all present just whose money was spent by government, heads were shaking, either in disbelief or disagreement.
Your Nebraska Senators need to hear from taxpayers who wish to see the budget cut. Try to attend this meeting.