Speaker Threatens To End Redistricting Special Session If No Map Agreement By Saturday


      The speaker of the Nebraska Legislature is warning that he will end the special session convened to draw new congressional and legislative maps if lawmakers fail to advance both measures by Saturday.

      If that happens, it would likely delay next year’s primary election, currently scheduled for May 10th.

       Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers says he’d prefer to approve all of the redistricting maps in the current session, but he’s not going to continue if lawmakers keep failing to reach an agreement. 

      Lawmakers remained at an impasse on Tuesday over how to redraw Nebraska’s congressional and legislative maps to adjust for population losses in rural areas and gains around Omaha and Lincoln.