By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Legislative leaders want to change the way they do business


December 28, 2023

A change is gonna come. Leaders of the Nebraska Legislature want to streamline the process and perhaps change a few rules during the upcoming short session to avoid the mess of last year's 90-day struggle.

A short recap. An Omaha senator introduced a measure to limit medical care for transgender youth, clearly something that is part of the Republican Party national agenda, but not a Nebraska issue. What resulted was months of filibuster by two other Omaha senators that slowed the Legislature to a near halt.

Opponents of the measure, which ultimately passed, showed up every day to protest lo...

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