Gov. Dave Heineman calls it a unique legislative session; one that ends today as lawmakers return to the Capitol for the final day of a 60-day session.
The governor’s office has been reviewing dozens of bills sent to Heineman by the Unicameral.
Heineman says some of those bills have been combinations of bills.
“It has been a unique session in terms of how they’ve incorporated numerous bills into other bills,” Heineman tells reporters.
A unique session?
“Well, I just don’t recall a session where we have seen so many bills eventually get incorporated into one bill,” Heineman explains. “Normally, that’s not the way we work in Nebraska. Each bill was decided on its merits.”
Work remains, even today.
State lawmakers return for the final day of the session with final votes to be taken on about a dozen bills. They also will consider any vetoes from the governor.
The legislature puts the fate of any bills passed today in the hands of Heineman. They have run out of time to consider veto overrides should the governor spike any of the bills approved today.
Also today, 17 state senators bid good-bye to the Unicameral, due to term limits.
AUDIO: Brent Martin reports [:40]