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Medicaid expansion

Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln introduced a resolution (LR281CA) calling for a vote of the people on a proposed constitutional amendment that would expand Medicaid coverage eligibility to more than 90,000 working, uninsured Nebraskans.

Neighborhood districts

Sen. Matt Hansen of Lincoln introduced a bill (LB986) that would authorize creation of neighborhood improvement districts modeled after business improvement districts, allowing neighborhoods to fund specific neighborhood-generated projects. 

Lawmaking break 

Friday and Monday are recess days at the Capitol. Senators will return Tuesday, when hearings will be held in five committees. 

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