Nebraska has excellent highways. The 43rd district is extremely dependent on good roads. The Nebraska Department of Roads has demonstrated a commitment to road construction across the state which does not reflect population differences between regions and we should be very thankful for that commitment given the scarce resources available to Department of Roads. It is important that pressure be maintained on the Department of Roads to complete the Heartland Expressway into Alliance and Chadron and on into South Dakota. A divided highway system is an important economic drawing card to industry.
It is impossible to be a part of the world today without access to the Internet. It is important to rural Nebraska's residents and to the business community that long-term, high quality, and inexpensive Internet access be available to all.
Although cellular service has come a long way across the 43rd district in the past few years there are still large significant areas where the service is spotty or completely unavailable. As your state Senator I will do all that I can to make it easier for the grid buildout to be completed.
Most rural Nebraskans receive television service through either Dish Network or Direct TV. For much of western Nebraska, the local channels are distant cities. Nebraskans need to have a choice about which channels they would like to receive and I would hope to encourage the providers to include more options for rural Nebraskans.