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State Senators John Fredrickson, Tom Brewer and George Dungan are dressed in black suits, white button-ups and colored ties in the legislative chamber.

Guns in Nebraska: Three hearings cover proposed future of firearm laws

Three bills which would alter Nebraska fire-arm laws were the topic of controversy on Thursday, Jan. 26, for  four and half hours.   Dozens of constituents...
An illustration of six state senators in the Nebraska Legislature divided into six equal sqares.

Social issues defining first weeks of Legislature likely to dominate session

After the introduction of two bills to address LGBTQ and transgender Nebraskans, State Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln abruptly called for the Legislature to...
Speaker John Arch addresses the legislative chamber from his seat on the legislative floor.

Keeping Up With the Legislature: Days 9-12 (Jan. 16-20)

In the third week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2023 session, state senators approved the session’s permanent rules and considered a motion that could have...
Nebraskans crowd around a drag queen for Drag Story Hour in Omaha's Urban Abbey.

State senators propose age restrictions, penalties for drag show performances

A proposed bill in the Nebraska Legislature would add an age limit to drag shows in the state and prohibit state agencies from using...
Governor Jim Pillen Speaks at address

Pillen highlights funding increases for education, law enforcement tax decreases in State of the...

Gov. Jim Pillen outlined his proposed budget Wednesday, prioritizing an increase in education and law enforcement funding while highlighting income and property tax relief...
Nebraska state senators listen to Speaker of the Legislature John Arch as he gives an announcement from the legislative floor.

Keeping Up With the Legislature: Days Four-Eight (Jan. 9-13)

In the second week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2023 session, state senators approved committee assignments, began considering dozens of procedural changes and previewed how...
State Sen. Joni Albrecht prepares to speak during a news conference.

Near-total abortion ban, pregnancy center tax credit could be in Nebraska’s future

State Sen. Joni Albrecht of Thurston and 28 of her colleagues joined for a news conference in the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan....
Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature Brandon Metzler flips through the chamber's current rules.

Preview of Thursday hearing for Nebraska Legislature Rules Committee

State Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard will lead Thursday’s Rules Committee hearing for the Nebraska Legislature regarding dozens of proposed rules changes for the...
Gov.-elect Jim Pillen shakes hands with state senators in the Nebraska State Capitol while walking to be sworn in as governor.

Keeping Up With the Legislature: Days One-Three (Jan. 4-6)

State senators have already completed three of the 90 days in the 2023 session, though not without complications and allegations of some senators advancing...
State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh and her three daughters play at her desk in the Nebraska State Capitol.

Views from the Legislature: Day One, 2023

A new crop of state senators looked ahead and celebrated the future on Wednesday as they embark on day one of what is set...