The Legislature would gain additional avenues to address state and local government budget concerns under two bills considered Feb. 28 by the Executive Board.Read more
The Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board voted to decrease revenue projections during a Feb. 28 meeting at the Capitol. The board provides an advisory forecast of general fund receipts used by the Legislature to craft the state’s budget.Read more
The Executive Board considered a proposal Feb. 27 that would expand the oversight powers of the Office of the Public Counsel to include licensed assisted living facilities.Read more
The Legislature would create a task force to oversee implementation of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska under a bill heard by the Executive Board Feb. 22.Read more
The Executive Board heard testimony Feb. 20 on two bills that would expand legislative oversight of the state’s correctional system and bring the Nebraska Children’s Commission under the administration of the Legislature.Read more
The Executive Board considered four proposals regarding the Legislature’s redistricting process Feb. 14.Read more
A bill that would require the state to develop a strategic action plan for adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change was considered Feb. 11 by the Executive Board.Read more
Corn would become Nebraska’s official state vegetable under a bill heard Feb. 11 by the Executive Committee.Read more
Member pay could increase and younger Nebraskans could serve in the Legislature under two proposals considered Feb. 6 by theRead more
After considering several changes, senators adopted their permanent rules Jan. 23. The rules of the Legislature govern the legislative process and are adopted at the beginning of each biennium.Read more
Senators introduced 154 measures on the final day of bill introduction Jan. 23.
Among the proposals were:
LB589, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers, which would prohibit peace officers from serving as school resource officers;Read more
Senators continued the introduction of new bills Jan. 22.
Among the 111 measures introduced were:
LB495, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne, which would provide for collection of data on student disciplinary actions;Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 18 to introduce new bills.
Among the 73 measures introduced were:
LB413, sponsored by Plymouth Sen. Tom Brandt, which would change application submission deadlines under the Nebraska Advantage Act;Read more
Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican commended the state judicial branch’s great strides in increasing access to justice in his State of the Judiciary address Jan. 17.Read more
Senators reconvened Jan. 17 to introduce new bills.
Among the 30 measures introduced were:
LB378, sponsored by Blair Sen. Ben Hansen, which would change helmet provisions for autocycles, motorcycles and mopeds;Read more