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Apr 11, 2018

Sen. Bob Krist says Gov. Ricketts’ tax plan would give huge tax breaks to the rich

"AS MUCH AS $13 MILLION WINDFALL TO HIS DAD'S COMPANY." LINCOLN, NE – State Sen. Bob Krist said today that Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed property tax reform would provide huge tax breaks for the wealthy including the governor’s own family. “From the day he stepped into office, Pete Ricketts has demanded special tax breaks for the rich while abandoning the rest of us. In fact, the Governor’s tax reform bill, LB 947, could result in as much as a $ 13 million windfall to his dad's company,” Krist said.

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Mar 06, 2018

Sen. Bob Krist Says Trump/Congress Deserting Young Nebraska “Dreamers”

“That’s no way to run government” “We must be more compassionate and caring for all persons”   LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Bob Krist, candidate for Nebraska governor, today criticized President Donald Trump and Congress, for failing to fix DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Monday was supposed to be the day that the DACA program officially came to an end, terminating deportation protections for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants including more than 3,000 Nebraskans brought to the country as children.

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Mar 06, 2018

Sen. Bob Krist to Gov. Ricketts: Protect our Economy, Defend Nebraska Agriculture - Tell VP Pence to Stop Trade War Talk

“Trade war would be devastating to Nebraska Agriculture” LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Bob Krist, candidate for Nebraska governor, said today that President Trump’s threats to start a global trade war would be devastating to Nebraska’s economy and called on Gov. Pete Ricketts to lobby Vice President Mike Pence to stop the Administration’s threats. Vice President Pence is in Nebraska today campaigning for Gov. Ricketts. “President Trump’s threats to start a global trade war would be devastating to Nebraska agriculture, the number one exporter of beef and one of the top exporter of corn and dried distillers,” Krist said. “Gov. Ricketts,...

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Feb 26, 2018

Gun Safety

With this latest horrific murder of school children in Florida, I believe we’re finally seeing movement towards real change that will bring all sides together and lead to sensible and lasting changes to make our country safer from these horrendous acts of gun violence. During my 21-year career in the United States Air Force, I witnessed firsthand the horrors of war and the inhumanity and brutality inflicted on innocent civilians. Those experiences have given me a unique and sobering perspective on the continued mass shootings across our nation. As governor,  my priority will be to take action and guarantee the...

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Feb 13, 2018

Sen. Bob Krist to take on Ricketts as common sense moderate Democrat

Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, Says Krist will represent all Nebraskans LINCOLN, NE – State Senator Bob Krist, today announced he will challenge Gov. Pete Ricketts as a common sense moderate and member of the Nebraska Democratic Party. “Today I’m announcing I am forming a partnership with the Nebraska Democratic Party,” Krist said. “Yesterday, I registered with the Douglas County Election Commission as a member of the Democratic Party. And today, filed to run in the May Primary Election for Governor with the Nebraska Secretary of State. Should they choose to do so, I would be pleased to accept the nomination...

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Feb 01, 2018

Sen. Bob Krist Joins Lawsuit to Overturn Law Restricting Independents

“It’s a rigged system that is preventing good candidates from accessing the ballot.” LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Bob Krist, announced today he is challenging the constitutionality of a law that makes Nebraska the most difficult state in the nation for independent candidates to get elected. The Nebraska law approved last year with no debate was added to an omnibus elections proposal just days before the Legislature was scheduled to end. It requires nonpartisan candidates in statewide elections to collect signatures from at least 10 percent of the state's registered voters; roughly 119,000 voters. Previously, candidates in Nebraska needed just 4,000...

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Jan 31, 2018

Sen. Bob Krist Criticizes Ricketts Tax Plan

“Governor Ricketts has not heard the people of Nebraska - Incredibly short-sighted.” LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska State Sen. Bob Krist, candidate for governor, said today that Gov. Ricketts’ tax proposal is short-sighted and doesn’t go far enough to help the ag economy and instead rewards the richest people in Nebraska. The bill is set for a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday before the Revenue Committee. “I believe once again the Governor has not heard the people of Nebraska and not understood what they are asking the Governor and the Legislature to do,” Krist said. “His tax bill is not...

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Nov 30, 2017

Sen. Bob Krist says Ricketts Administration slow to​ ​comply with 2015 Nebraska Safe Drinking Water Act

“Taking two years to implement important water safety regulations​ ​is no way to run government” LINCOLN, NE – Sen. Bob Krist, candidate for Nebraska Governor, said today that the Ricketts administration has been slow to enact regulations relating to the testing of drinking water in Nebraska. Introduced in 2015 by Sen. Krist and passed unanimously by the Nebraska Legislature in February 2016, LB19 changed procedures for the Director of Public Health to certify and enter into agreements with private laboratories to test water for human consumption.

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Nov 09, 2017

Sen.​ ​Bob​ ​Krist:​ ​“Gov.​ ​Ricketts​ ​budget​ ​cuts​ ​risking​ ​state’s​ ​most​ ​vulnerable”

“This is what happens when one of the richest and most powerful Nebraskans attempts to represent the poorest and weakest” LINCOLN, NE – In prepared remarks for a town hall meeting on development disabilities tonight in Norfolk, Bob Krist, Nebraska state senator and candidate for governor, says extreme budget cuts by Gov. Pete Ricketts is risking the well being of the state’s most vulnerable citizens.

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Oct 17, 2017

Krist Solution Our State Needs

“Electing Krist would send a clear message that Nebraskans want results, not the same old Republican vs. Democrat squabbles. Property tax needs to be addressed, our prison system is broken, and unfortunately partisanship has weakened the independence of our nonpartisan Unicameral.” Nathan Leach, Kearney Kearney Hub, October 17, 2017

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