PP Updates & Alerts


Status of the Session – March 16, 2020

The status of the Legislature’s 2020 session is . . . uncertain, unsettled, fluid,This morning, Speaker Scheer announced that proceedings have been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 situation.Senators might reconvene next week if emergency appropriations are...

Status of the Session – March 3, 2020

Senators have passed the halfway point in the 2020 session, and there is a bit of heavy lifting to do before the scheduled April 23 adjournment.Committee hearings concluded at the end of last week and full day floor debate begins today. With senator and committee...

Status of the Session – January 31, 2020

The 2020 session of the Legislature is in its fourth week, and days are split between morning floor debate and afternoon hearings.  In each case, proceedings swing between the quick and decisive and the stalemate. With a total of over 490 substantive new bills and...

Status of the Session – January 16, 2020

Senators returned for the 2020 session on January 8.  This is called the short session, but even before the April 23 target adjournment date it is bound to feel very long.  On just the opening day, 120 new bills were introduced, and by noon today the total surpassed...

Status of the Session

It’s over. Even after such a grueling session, where daily agendas shifted from quick advancement of bills to breakdowns fueled by frustration over not making progress on certain issues, and at times personal animosities, not all senators were pleased that it ended...

Status of the Session

Tuesday is the 71st day of the Legislature’s session. That means there are 20 days to get done what can get done, and that includes updating Nebraska’s economic development programs, taxes, and the budget. Tuesday at 1:30, senators take up floor debate on tax reform....