By Sen. Joni Albrecht   November 4, 2019, Norfolk Daily News  Celebrating Veterans. All across America we prepare to celebrate our Veterans on November 11, 2019. Veterans Day in the United States began in 1921, in a memorial involving burial of an unknown World War I American soldier in Arlington National Ceremony. Similar ceremonies had previously taken place in England and France, where an unknown soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor. Each took place on...

By Sen. Joni Albrecht   October 22, 2019, Norfolk Daily News  As we move towards November, we move towards Veterans’ Day and my mind moves towards those who help keep our nation safe and free. It is a time we honor those who serve and who have served. Truth is, they deserve honor every day, but it is encouraging to know that November 11, 2019, and the weekend are set aside across the nation to intentionally give honor...

By Sen. Joni Albrecht   October 14, 2019, Norfolk Daily News  As we draw closer to the beginning of the 2020 Legislative session, the number of interim hearings and office meetings increase, as staff works diligently to prepare for the session.  I have been visiting with many constituents, business owners, and organizational leaders across District 17 as I am able. In addition to working with fellow senators towards meaningful property tax relief, an area of particular interest to me...

By Sen. Joni Albrecht  October 8, 2019, Norfolk Daily News  This past week was a busy one in and for District 17.  Meetings with Department directors, senators, and staff to prepare for the upcoming session, watching committee hearings on Interim studies, preparing for harvest at home, and opportunities to visit with folks in the district for special celebrations and ceremonies filled my office and personal calendars pretty quickly.  Monday in Lincoln, Thursday in Thurston, Sunday from one...