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Nebraska Lawmakers Finish Contentious 2018 Session


April 20, 2018

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers approved two dozen last-minute bills Wednesday on the final day of a contentious session that was dominated by disputes over state budget cuts, taxes and abortion.

Senators ended the short, 60-day session on a positive note, even as some implored their colleagues to try harder to find agreements next year.

Lawmakers spent much of the session arguing over funding cuts for state agencies, including the University of Nebraska, and a measure to ensure that federal family-planning money doesn’t go to abortion clinics. Those proposals passed despite legislati...

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