Nebraska State Senator Beau McCoy of Omaha is chairing the Council of State Governments this year.
McCoy says he is honored to represent state in the group that has members from across the country.
“It’s a lot of things to do, but it’s one that I’ve wanted to be a part of since early on in my legislative career,” McCoy tells Nebraska Radio Network. “I was fortunate to be elected by my peers around the Midwest to serve in this role.”
He is representing the Midwest district on the Council, whose members elected him.
McCoy says he looks forward to sharing the good news about Nebraska with other state government officials.
“In working together, in forging compromise with our unicameral legislature, that we’re able to accomplish what we accomplish in good times and in times that are a little more challenging from a budget standpoint, from the ability to work together with the judicial branch and the executive branch to get things done,” McCoy says.
The nonpartisan Council of State Governments includes members from 56 U.S. states and territories, and six Canadian provinces.
The Council is the only national organization that serves all three branches of state government.