Nebraska county consolidation bill dies

2010-02-04T18:20:00Z Nebraska county consolidation bill diesBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
February 04, 2010 6:20 pm  • 

The Legislature's Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee killed the county consolidation bill (LB826) on Thursday.

The bill had a fair amount of opposition, said Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery, chairman of the committee and a co-sponsor of the bill. It was too radical a proposal at this point, he said.

The bill would have required the special legislative planning committee to develop a plan that would reduce the number of counties by 30. Senators on that committee already are looking at consolidation issues, Avery said.

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