LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are still at a stalemate over how to draw new congressional and legislative maps despite a looming deadline that could force them to postpone the decision until next year and delay the May primary election.
Lawmakers have until Saturday to advance both measures, or else Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers has promised to end their special session, forcing them to resume the debate during their next regular session in January.
Delaying the new maps until next year would force state officials to reschedule the primary.
At issue with the maps are accusations that Republicans and Democrats are trying to draw political boundaries in ways that benefit their party.