2023 Legislature may face bumpy road ahead

After the first few days of the 2023 Legislature there already is tension in the air.Results of the opening day's leadership votes and subsequent r...

January 13, 2023
2:36 AM

After the first few days of the 2023 Legislature there already is tension in the air.Results of the opening day's leadership votes and subsequent recommendations for committee assignments have triggered allegations ranging from partisan behavior to a partisan takeover of the 2023 Legislature. That's a so-what given in other legislatures, but this is Nebraska's non-partisan Legislature where party jerseys are supposed to be checked at the door.In the most-watched leadership battle, Sen. Lynne Walz of Fremont, a Democrat, was denied reelection as chairwoman of the Legislature's Education Committee and replaced by Sen.

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