Senator: Old committee may be best 'new idea'

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A Columbus state senator is hoping to resurrect a rarely used “committee of the whole” at the Nebraska Legislature to better inform lawmakers on major issues and ward off a weakening of the legislative branch due to term limits.

On Monday, about 32 state senators joined Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus in discussing a greater role for the “Legislative Council,” a committee of all 49 state senators.

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