May 7, 2022

State Sen. Hansen discusses legislative session 

Jeff Forward, Managing Editor, West Point News — Blair-based Republican state Sen. Ben Hansen took some time to discuss the recently completed legislative session, answering questions about some of the more newsworthy events of the session. Up for re-election in 2022, Hansen said he is already out and about around the district, meeting with constituents […]
March 2, 2022

Athletic trainer bill clears first round 

Unicameral Update — A bill that would change the scope of practice for licensed athletic trainers in Nebraska advanced from general file March 1. LB436, introduced by Sen. Ben Hansen of Blair, would expand an athletic trainer’s duties under the Athletic Training Practice Act to include: • injury prevention and wellness promotion;• examination, assessment and […]
February 10, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine exemption amended, advanced 

Unicameral Update — A bill providing a process for exemptions to employer COVID-19 vaccine mandates advanced from general file Feb. 9. LB906, as introduced by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, would have applied to all employer vaccine mandates by Nebraska entities with 20 or more employees. A Health and Human Services Committee amendment, adopted 35-0, replaced the bill […]
January 27, 2022

Hansen introduces bill to protect against government-mandated vaccines

By Leeanna Ellis, Editor, Pilot Tribune and Enterprise — As the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed, state Sen. Ben Hansen wants to make sure Nebraska residents have a choice. “I think 2020 was pretty eye opening for me about what our government can mandate, what they can do, what they should or should not do in […]
December 23, 2021

State Sen. Ben Hansen running for reelection

Sara Gentzler, Omaha World Herald — Hansen, 42, represents District 16 in eastern Nebraska. The district covers all of Cuming, Burt and Washington Counties, and much of Stanton County. Hansen is chair of the Business and Labor Committee and sits on two other committees: Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Outside of the Legislature, he’s […]
November 20, 2021

Nebraska state senators climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Bayley Bischof, 10/11 NOW, KOLN-TV — LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Five Nebraska state senators from across the state, and party lines, summited Mount Kilimanjaro and are now sharing stories from the hike. The senators said it’s one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, but followed the lead of Senator Tom Brewer, who sparked the idea, […]
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