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
Jon Vanderford listens to responses
Legislators had quite a productive day today, passing three bills and debating three others. The three bills that passed were LB78 which covers provisions of education reform, LB82 which covers certain elements of the Cornhusker Boys’ State check-in process, and LB63 which gives increased recognition to Cornhusker Boys’ State Bulletin columnists and editing staff. During their break, lobbyists from AgPAC and Educats talked with senators about pending legislation.
On Thursday morning, gubernatorial candidates had the opportunity to campaign at their respective party assemblies. Delegates were able to ask questions about a number of things, from policy to personal background. Check back for updates on this afternoon’s gubernatorial primary!
A Gettysburg candidate campaigns
A Bataan candidate campaigns
Click HERE, or on the image below to open Thursday’s edition of the Cornhusker Boys’ State Bulletin.
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Delegates hoping to win appointments to the Cornhusker Boys’ State judicial branch participated in court selection meetings this evening. Interviews were conducted by delegate panels who in turn made recommendations to Governor Perlinger. Perlinger will hold interviews later this evening before making appointments Thursday morning.
One judicial committee discussing recommendations