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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Status of the Session

Monday was the 55th day of the session.  Senators have picked up the pace as the days dwindle, though that comes with extended debate on some issues, including debate as to whether extended debate means just that or is in fact filibustering. Measures that have fallen...

Status of the Session

Last Friday and today are much needed legislative recess days for all concerned.  Senators have had very long days (and evenings) in committee hearings over the last few weeks, and morning floor debate has at times been intense. This was a big week in the Legislature...

Status of the Session

One hectic week in the Legislature gives way to another.  This started off Tuesday with the Urban Affairs Committee’s consideration of LB 492, legislation aimed at expanding the metro area’s transit system.  This goes directly to the Chamber’s 2040 vision of...

Status of the Session

This is the week the big tax debate really gets underway in the Revenue Committee. On Wednesday, the committee considered Senator McCollister’s LB 276, which would repeal the Sub-S/LLC exemption for out-of-state income.  This would be an invitation for Nebraska...