This Week in Lincoln: Some Proposals Advance, Some Fail


February 8th, 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. 1 – Highlights of the seventeenth day of the Legislature included debate on a bill to include childhood education in Nebraska communities’ comprehensive plans and a call for participation in a convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

MONDAY, FEB. 4 – The early childhood education proposal failed to advance, and a hearing was held on a bill aimed at bringing jobs to small businesses in rural or low-income areas.

TUESDAY, FEB. 5 – Proponents of medical marijuana legalization submitted ballot petition language to the Secretary of State, a hearing was held on a license plate proposal, and Sen. Chambers delayed debate by speaking at length on various topics.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 – Proposals on lowering the minimum age to serve in the Legislature and increasing the salaries of senators were discussed, as well as bills involving the inspection of amusement rides, elevators, boilers, and rental properties (the last of these a separate proposal in itself).

THURSDAY, FEB. 7 – LGBT discrimination, eminent domain, income tax cuts, and slavery were all topics of various legislation discussed in the Legislature’s twenty-first day.

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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