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NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE: Future Unclear For Proposal That Could Expand Unicameral

LINCOLN–(AP Feb. 5)–A proposal that could lead to the expansion of the Nebraska Legislature faces an uncertain future after lawmakers failed to reach a vote on it. Senators passed over the measure Wednesday after a three-hour legislative debate. It will only return for a vote if the sponsor, Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer, can show that it has at least 33 supportive senators required to overcome a filibuster. Scheer says he plans to continue discussing the issue with senators but doesn’t know whether he has the votes he needs.

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