Neb. Legislature Session, 17 Senators' Terms End
Nebraska lawmakers will face many of the same issues next year that they failed to pass this year, but more than one third of the senators will be new. The session that ended Thursday was the last for 17 of the Legislature's 49 members, who can't run again because of term limits. With a wave of new members every two years, senators and lobbyists get a fresh shot at passing legislation defeated in previous years. Speaker of the Legislature and York Senator, Greg Adams, says the new wave of senators could swing the debates on issues such as taxes, capital punishment and Medicaid.