With $500 million in new federal pandemic funding on the way, Sen. Mike Hilgers of Lincoln has his eye on flood control, recreation, tourism and water resource sustainability.
After recessing on Monday and Tuesday, Speaker Mike Hilgers said, lawmakers would consider a resolution setting guidelines for redrawing political boundaries Wednesday as well as any veto override motions.
A policy change, unanimously approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Friday, will allow the university to consider a company's environmental and social impact on the $370 million managed by the university.
Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers notified senators Friday that an ongoing law enforcement assessment currently finds "a minimal credible threat" of violence at the state Capitol this weekend.
"I have a very good relationship with the governor, one in which we can have candid conversations, work through disagreements and get results," said Sen. Mike Hilgers.
Senators will be encouraged to wear a mask while on the floor when interacting with others.
Gov. Pete Ricketts "is already too late to stop whatever UNMC will face in the coming weeks (but not too late to spare the hospital further grief next month)," Ed Yong writes in The Atlantic magazine.
Senators were scheduled to meet this week as the Legislative Council before the virus intervened.
Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte says he wants herd immunity.
The officially nonpartisan Legislature added two Republicans, saw the number of women decrease by one and grew to five senators who aren't white.
Two legislative incumbents, Sens. Andrew La Grone and Dan Quick, appeared to be unseated in tight races.
Attorney General Doug Peterson opines that the bill (LB814) is "likely constitutional" because its doesn't appear, if enacted, to impose a substantial obstacle on access to abortion in Nebraska.
Carter was a candidate for the Legislature this year in a field of six in which the top two advanced to the general election. She came in third in that race.
In District 21 in northwest Lincoln, two opponents are challenging Sen. Mike Hilgers in the May 12 primary.
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A Lincoln senator says by banning proponents' signs at last week's hearing, the state chose to trample on people's First Amendment rights while protecting people's Second Amendment rights by allowing guns.
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln student and lifelong resident of northwest Lincoln has announced his candidacy to represent District 21 in th…