Sen. Scheer Says 103rd Legislature Contentious
NORFOLK - The short session for Nebraska 103rd Legislature wraps up Thursday> District 19 Senator, Jim Scheer of Norfolk told us it was three-and-a-half months of ebbs and flows. Some days lawmakers got a lot done, but very little on other days. Scheer says there was an unusual amount of patisan bickering in the officially non-partisan legislature, particularly during the final month of the session. Scheer says lawmakers debated a large number of bills for the entire eight hours alloted, which forced legislators to rush passage of bills. Lawmakers will send approximately 12 bills to Gov. Dave Heineman on this, the final day, knowing they'd have no way of overriding any veto. There will be at least 17 new members of the 104th Legislature as their predecessors are being forced out by term limits. Eight other lawmakers are seeking re-election.