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LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers will be among those taking a snow day on Tuesday.

Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley announced Monday morning that the Legislature will not debate or hold hearings on Tuesday, in light of the weather forecast.

Hadley, a former administrator at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, noted that he thought his days of worrying about weather and snow days were over.

He acknowledged there is uncertainty about the forecast.

But he said he decided to err on the side of caution because several senators drive to Lincoln every day, and the hearings normally would draw people from around the state.

Senators who are able to make it to the Capitol will check in and promptly adjourn, which means the day will count against the 60-day limit for the session, Hadley said. Some have apartments within walking distance of the Capitol.

The hearings that had been set for Tuesday afternoon will be held instead on the morning of Feb. 9.

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