PP Updates & Alerts


Status of the Session – May 18, 2021

Status of the Session – May 18, 2021

Seven Days in May (eight technically, but who’s counting). Tuesday marks the 79th day of what had been scheduled as a 90-day session of the Legislature.  Things changed when Speaker Hilgers announced May 27 as the target adjournment.  That could change by a day, but...
Status of the Session – May 18, 2021

Status of the Session – April 30, 2021

The Legislature has completed 70 of the planned 90 days of the 2021 session. Senators have been busy, so far approving 92 measures. That includes the new two-year state budget, so they could theoretically go home for the year at any time. Note that the budget was...

Status of the Session – March 29, 2021

Senators have completed 50 of the scheduled 90 days of the 2021 session. Regular committee hearings have given way to day-long floor debate, and most time allotments go to bills that have been designated as priorities by senators and committees. Expected shortly is...

Status of the Session – March 2, 2021

Welcome to March and day 36 of the Legislature’s session. Day-long committee hearings continue (and the Capitol ballet of getting from room to room on time).  An end, though, is in sight.  The final meeting is scheduled for the morning of March 12.  Then it will be on...

Status of the Session – February 8, 2021

On Friday, the Legislature completed the fifth week of the session. The day-long hearing schedule continues, with testifiers running from room to room in the Capitol as there are more than usual timing conflicts.  They also have to comply with COVID rules that...

Status of the Session – January 11, 2021

The Nebraska Legislature convened for the 2021 session on January 3. The order of business on the first day included swearing in eight new senators and the selection of a new Speaker and committee chairs. Senator Mike Hilgers of Lincoln was elected as Speaker....