Sen. Kintner’s resignation effective Jan. 30

Hughes Views

    Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion held a Jan. 25 press conference to announce he resigned from the Legislature. He said he handed in his letter of resignation to Speaker Jim Scheer, stating it would be effective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 30.
    This has been a pressing issue on the Legislature this session and I am glad that we are now able to put this issue behind us. I and many others had been encouraging Kintner to resign since this last summer.
    During floor debate, more than 20 senators rose to encourage the expulsion or resignation of Kintner. Ultimately, his resignation can be attributed to the large amount of criticism he faced from his colleagues to take responsibility for his actions and resign.
    I have great confidence that Governor Ricketts will make a good choice in filling the vacant seat. Eligible applicants looking to fill the Legislative District 2 seat had until Tuesday, Jan. 31 to submit their application.
    The Legislature’s Executive Board has voted to create a special investigative committee to examine the challenge to whether Omaha Senator Chambers lives in his north Omaha district or resides in a different district.

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