This Week in Lincoln: Public Hearings Draw Crowds


February 15th, 2019

Each Friday morning, the KVNO News website will provide a recap of Fred Knapp’s updates on the Nebraska Legislature for NET News. These stories run daily on 90.7 FM at 7 a.m. and 12 p.m., but in case you missed them, here they are again:

FRIDAY, FEB. 8 – Proponents and opponents of a bill banning conversion therapy turned up at a hearing at the Legislature on the twenty-second day of the session.

MONDAY, FEB. 11 – A trio of proposals regarding mandatory overtime for prison workers, installment loans, and special hearings on tax increases were discussed by the Legislature.

TUESDAY, FEB. 12 – A proposal to legalize the growing of hemp in Nebraska received a hearing, the full Legislature debated a property tax bill, and the Appropriations Committee voted not to put anti-abortion funding language in the budget.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 – Education and child care proposals were up for discussion, and the previous day’s decision on family-planning funding language in the budget was called into question.

THURSDAY, FEB. 14 – A hearing for a proposed major overhaul of Nebraska’s tax system drew both supporters and opponents out in droves to the Unicameral.

As well as keeping up with the legislature through daily updates, you can also watch the Nebraska Legislature live on NET World.

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