Gubernatorial Candidates Debate in Kimball Hall

On Friday morning, gubernatorial candidates Jacob Lambert and Walter Paul debated in Kimball Hall, just an hour before the gubernatorial general election. Each candidate voiced their opinion on the various issues facing our state, including agriculture, marijuana regulation, stem cell research, and personal views in politics, among others. Check back later today for the results of this election!


Aaron Wells of Gettsburg asks a question of the candidates

Walter Paul

Jacob Lambert

Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off in Town Hall Debate

On Thursday evening, gubernatorial candidates Jacob Lambert and Walter Paul squared off in their first of two debates before the general election for Cornhusker Boys’ State Governor. This debate was in a town hall format, with 2-3 delegates from each town in attendance asking questions. Both delegates seemed to have a great grasp on the issues facing our state, which will make for a very interesting debate tomorrow morning.


Jacob Lambert

Walter Paul

Ben Sasse and Mark Intermill Debate Federal Healthcare Reform

On Thursday morning, Cornhusker Boys’ and Girls’ State were pleased to welcome Dr. Ben Sasse, President of Midlands University and former United States Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Mark Intermill, Associate Director of AARP Nebraska, to a forum on federal healthcare reform moderated by Jon Vanderford of 10/11 News. Both men presented their views on the Affordable Care Act and what will happen in the future as a result of the legislation. Delegates from both Boys’ and Girls’ State asked questions about topics such as the effect it will have on local businesses and about new federal mandates. We are pleased to note that Sasse is a Cornhusker Boys’ State alumnus and Intermill’s daughter and Vanderford’s wife Taryn are Cornhusker Girls’ State alumnae.


Dr. Ben Sasse

Mark Intermill

Jon Vanderford listens to responses