By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Assocation 

Legislative session ending as it began, with loud controversy


As the days in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber dwindle down to a precious few, the Republican majority continues to trip over each other patting themselves on the back while the Democrats dig their trenches a little deeper and promise to give the home folks one to remember.

There are still 32 Republicans in the officially nonpartisan Legislature and they are a mostly conservative lot. The Democrats are down to 16 with the recent defection of Omaha Sen. Meghan Hunt, who now identifies as an Independent.

Bottom line, the Republicans can pretty much support conservative first-year Go...

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