Political fireworks ahead in the Legislature. Sen. John Murante of Gretna said Wednesday he still intends to offer an amendment to pending legislation that would return Nebraska to a winner-take-all presidential electoral system, but he has not picked a legislative vehicle yet. Meanwhile, Murante’s proposed constitutional amendment (LR1CA) to require a photo ID for voters to participate in Nebraska elections is virtually assured of consideration during the final 15 days of this legislative session because he has identified it as his priority proposal.
Both politically charged issues are certain to trigger legislative filibusters as members of the nonpartisan Legislature divide overwhelmingly, but probably not quite universally, along party lines.
A third major electoral process bill (LB653) authored by Murante would reform Nebraska’s system of congressional and legislative redistricting in an effort to somewhat distance senators from the politically charged process, but that proposal will wait for consideration next year, Murante said.