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Many of the most high profile issues in Nebraska'slegislative session this year are still awaiting a vote while lawmakers arealready three–fourths of the way through the session.

Of 105 bills, only 52 have advanced from a first–roundvote. Forty have reached the floor, but haven't received a vote,and 13 are stuck in committee.

Starting Tuesday, debate will begin on the Wellness in Nebraska Act -- a revamped version of a medicaid expansion bill.

Still to come are proposals to increase the minimum wage andaddress prison overcrowding.

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