Future unclear for proposal that could expand Nebraska Legislature

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A proposal that could lead to the expansion of the Nebraska Legislature faces an uncertain future after lawmakers failed to reach a vote on it.

Senators passed over the measure Wednesday after a three-hour legislative debate. It will only return for a vote if the sponsor, Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer, can show that it has at least 33 supportive senators required to overcome a filibuster.

Scheer says he plans to continue discussing the issue with senators but doesn’t know whether he has the votes he needs.

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