By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Fifteen senators will be replaced


Term limits claim 13 Nebraska state senators while two are leaving for other reasons. That'll mean 15 new faces in the nation's only one-house nonpartisan legislature come January.

I've made it clear before how I feel about term limits. I don't like them. This isn't the Washington, DC, swamp. This is Nebraska, one of those mostly square states out west where it's not that hard to vote somebody out of office. It has worked for years.

Then along came the two-term limit, eight years, and institutional memory went out the window. Ray Aguilar, Ernie Chambers and Steve Lathrop all stayed away for th...

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