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Judiciary Committee Hearing
In October, we had a hearing of the Judiciary Committee. At this hearing, we heard
testimony on two interim studies, LR 172 and LR 173, both introduced by Senator Wishart. LR 172 reviews recruitment and retention efforts that are currently or could possibly be undertaken by the Department of Correctional Services, and LR 173 reviews the work detail and work release efforts at the community corrections centers. I greatly appreciate all who came out to share their knowledge on these important issues.
One of the committees I sit on is the Legislature’s Planning Committee. We have had several opportunities to meet during the interim, all of which have been very informative. The Planning Committee is designed to identify and plan for long-term challenges in the state. Specifically, the chair of the committee, Senator Schumacher, is focusing on the increasing retirement age population, and the comparison of urban and rural population trends. During this month’s meeting, the director of Nebraska’s new Department of Transportation briefed the committee on the next several years of roads and infrastructure projects in the state.