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By Camryn Preston
Nebraska News Service 

An update from the Nebraska Legislature, March 9 - 13

 

March 19, 2020



Despite ongoing concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19, the Nebraska Legislature stayed in session March 9 through March 12 and had all-day floor debates.

However, concerns about the coronavirus outbreak may force the Nebraska Legislature to suspend the session, according to Patrick O’Donnell, clerk of the Legislature.

Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer made the decision to halt the session, March 16.

For now, O’Donnell said everyone at the Nebraska State Capitol is doing what they can to prevent the virus from spreading among legislators and staff members.

“We are asking membe...



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