By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Maybe it is the giant elephant in the room


April 13, 2023

Let's talk about the embarrassment formerly known as the Nebraska Legislature.

The 49 elected senators are now 60 days into the scheduled 90-day session and the scoresheet is mostly bare. There are two bills awaiting "final reading," the last of three rounds of debate by the full Legislature. Two bills have been killed, nine have been withdrawn and 614 are being held by committees.

According to headlines in the New York Times and other national media outlets, the Nebraska Legislature has passed zero bills. Most credit the efforts of Omaha Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh for her herculean filibuster...

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