Dear Nebraskans:

In May I introduced Legislative Resolution 308 in the Nebraska Legislature. The legislative resolution established a study to examine issues regarding the growth of Nebraska’s rural economy in order to determine what actions can be taken to spur population growth and the expansion of businesses in rural communities throughout Nebraska. For the past several decades, most of rural Nebraska has seen a continual loss of population and employment. As you know, this then has a domino effect that impacts schools, businesses, health care and so on.

As a result, it is time for Nebraska to take action to reverse these negative trends. In order to accomplish this the Legislature needs input from Nebraskans. I welcome your thoughts and ideas regarding actions regarding legislation and state policy that you believe the Nebraska Legislature and state government can take to grow our rural regions.

Please send your input to bharr@leg.ne.gov or to Senator Burke Harr, District 8, State Capitol, Lincoln, NE 68509. If you would like to review of a copy of Legislative Resolution 308 it can be found at http://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/104/PDF/Intro/LR308.pdf.

I look forward to hearing from you in the weeks ahead.

Burke Harr

District 8

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