By JL Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

The fix is in, Legislature off to rocky start


January 19, 2023

My observation from the opening days of the 108th Nebraska Legislature:

“The fix is in!”

Google it, information worth having as this highly partisan-influenced session stumbles on. In the 20s, when the term first surfaced, it meant the deal was done – probably in advance. There is also mention made of bribes or payoffs. I’m not suggesting that’s in play right now, or is it?

Chairmanship races this year were cut and dried, not unlike five years ago when the majority party in the officially nonpartisan Legislature met before the session convened and decided who was going to do what...

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