- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Frustrations are boiling over in the final days of this year’s Nebraska legislative session.

The session slowed to a crawl Tuesday morning, one day after lawmakers advanced a Republican-backed bill to reinstate the winner-take-all system in presidential elections.

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, who opposed the measure, spent several hours talking to consume debate time as the session nears an end. Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete filed a motion to end the session early, which lawmakers rejected.

Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley says he’s frustrated by the increased number of filibusters this year to try to block legislation, but no one person is to blame. He says he’s concerned about what it means for the future of the Legislature.


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