By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Special session talk abounds at the capitol


April 24, 2024

In 2021, the last special session of the Nebraska Legislature lasted 13 days and cost the state $105,436.

Do the math, that's $8,076.92 per day.

Then ask yourself, is a winner-take-all election measure, which would bring Nebraska into the same fold as 48 other states, worth the money. For that matter, is a so-called solution to the state's property tax problems worth it?

They're bantering the words "special session" around like it's nothing short of expected. Gov. Jim Pillen says he will call a special session this year if legislative leaders say they have the votes to support a measure that w...

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