Better know a candidate: Dan Watermeier

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Dan Watermeier

Current position: State senator, Legislative District 1, Nebraska

Future position: Running for re-election for legislative district 1 in 2016.  He is running unopposed in the general election.

Key issues/votes:

LB 268: This bill would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska.  Watermeier voted against this bill.

LB 10: This bill would change Nebraska from splitting their electoral votes by congressional district and move the state to a winner-take-all program.  Watermeier voted against this bill.

LB 947: This bill would allow professional licenses to immigrants who were protected by President Barack Obama’s DACA executive order.  Watermeier did not vote on this bill.

LB 586: The bill would create a Employment Nondiscrimination Act for the state of Nebraska.  The vote was to table the bill.  A vote to table the bill is, in effect, a vote to reject the bill.  Watermeier voted to table the bill.

LB 1032: This bill would expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.  The bill would give funds to people eligible for expanded Medicaid to purchase private health insurance.  The vote was to table the bill.  A vote to table the bill is, in effect, a vote to reject the bill.  Watermeier voted to table the bill.

LB 83: This bill would prohibit wage discrimination based on gender for employers with 2-15 employees.  Watermeier did not vote on this bill.

LB 943 (previous session): This bill would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $7.65 in January 2015, $8.35 in January 2016, and $9.00 in January 2017.  Watermeier did not vote on this bill.

LB 599: This bill would establish a minimum wage for young student workers to $8/hour or 85% of the federal minimum wage whichever is higher.  Watermeier was a co-sponsor of the bill.  He voted for the bill.

LB 643: This bill would authorize medical marijuana for those who have cancer, glaucoma, Croh’s disease, AIDS, chronic pain, nausea, or seizures.  Watermeier voted against the bill.

Watermeier does not support a pay increase for state senators or repealing the term limits for state senators.

 

 

 

 

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