• Don McCabe

    Nebraska College Of Technical Agriculture Is An Innovator

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on October 22, 2013

    The fun part of this job is traveling Nebraska and meeting new people. One of my favorite stops in recent years has been the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, in southwest Nebraska. A renaissance of this two-year ag school has been occurring over the past few years with new classrooms, labs, an education center and new academic programs. And to think there was a proposal to kill the school during the 1980s due to budget concerns. It's flourishing today due to its…

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    I'll Find My Burritos Elsewhere

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on October 21, 2013

    It's the inevitable question my wife and I pose to each other at the end of the work day: what's for supper? Sometimes neither of us is willing to commit to an answer. And too often, my response is, "Let's go out to eat." One of several eating establishments in Lincoln we've patronized in the past is Panera Bread. I won't patronize them again, just like I won't make my first-ever dining experience at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Panera Bread has joined the…

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    Water, Taxes And A Short Unicameral Session

    Nebraska Notebook

     by Don McCabe
     on October 4, 2013

    Two Nebraska study groups have their work cut out for them in the coming weeks, and each one needs your input. They involve water and taxes. If that doesn't get your attention in Nebraska, nothing will. The adage of "nothing is certain but death and taxes" can be altered in this state to "death, high property taxes and water fights." The Nebraska Water Funding Task Force and the Legislature's Tax Modernization Committee have to produce reports by year's…

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