Nov 14 2021

Policy Forums and Events and Looking Ahead to 2022


With 2021 coming to a close, many important issues are still being debated at all levels of government that will have a major impact on the future. 

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce remains committed to working with lawmakers at the local, state and federal levels to advance pro-growth policies, ensuring Lincoln remains a great place to do business.

We are excited to host our annual State Legislative Forum Breakfast with the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry and local state senators. There is still time to register for our event tomorrow, November 16 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Country Club of Lincoln. Registration details can be found on our events page. 

Our program will feature Lincoln State Senators, who will provide an outlook for the upcoming 2022 session and what legislation they will be looking to advance and focus on. There will also be policy updates from Nebraska Chamber President Bryan Slone, Nebraska Chamber Executive Vice President of Legislation & Policy Kristen Hassebrook and Lincoln Chamber Executive Vice President & General Counsel Bruce Bohrer.

After our extensive involvement in the discussion and eventual passing of LB 387 in 2021, which changed the provisions relating to the taxation of military retirement benefits, we were proud to see Lincoln named one of the top 20 cities in the country for military retirees by SmartAsset. This makes our state even more attractive to military retirees, as additional work continues in this area. 

Another issue that will generate a fair amount of discussion going forward and during the 2022 Legislative Session is tax modernization. We are happy to host our Combined Growth and Development and Public Policy Forums this Wednesday, November 17 from 8 - 9 a.m. in our ALLO Board Room, as well as online through Zoom

Our presenters, Jim Smith and Jim Greisch, will give a presentation titled "A Framework for Tax Modernization". A recording of this presentation will also be made available and accessible at 

For additional information on our advocacy work, visit, or contact Bruce Bohrer or Todd Wiltgen from our Chamber policy team.