March 20, 2020 •
Nebraska Lawmakers Considering Brief Return to Approve Emergency Funding
Nebraska lawmakers are likely to return to the Capitol on March 23 to approve emergency aid for state agencies that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker of the Legislature Jim Scheer indicated he expects to decide whether to temporarily resume the session.
The speaker held a legislative briefing with the Governor’s Office in the afternoon on March 20.
If lawmakers convene on March 23, they would also need to check in on March 24 and March 25 to fulfill the procedural requirements to approve the funding.
The emergency funding would be the only item on the legislative agenda.
Once it is approved, lawmakers would suspend the session again until further notice.
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