Charlyne Berens,og Lincoln, is a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is the author of two books about the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature and of a biography of longtime State Sen. Jerome Warner.
First, there’s the Jerome and Betty Warner Highway between Lincoln and Nebraska City. Then there’s the Warner Chamber in Nebraska’s State Capitol. Yes, it’s the same family – a family which, throughout nearly all the 20th century, showed their fellow Nebraskans what it meant to be public servants who could wield significant influence but could also […]
For almost 90 years, Nebraska’s one-house, nonpartisan Legislature has served this state and its people well. The current proposal, Legislative Resolution 2CA, to return to a two-house, partisan body would expand the size and complexity of our Legislature with little or no benefit to the people Although far from perfect, our current system has done […]