LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are bracing for longer days of debate on bills, effective immediately.
of the Legislature Greg Adams announced Tuesday that lawmakers will
adjourn each day at 6 or 6:30 p.m., instead the regular 5 p.m. end time,
over the next three weeks.
Adams says lawmakers will start
debating even later into the night on Monday and Wednesday nights,
starting April 22. He told senators that debate may run until 8:30 p.m.
or later on the designated late nights.
Once the state budget
comes out of committee in May, Adams says lawmakers should plan to work
late each night for the rest of the session.
The budget will come out on the session's 70th day, on May 1. The 90-day session is scheduled to conclude on June 5.