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      Omaha Lawmaker Wants to Force Vote on Sales-Tax Bill

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      Senator Ernie Chambersof Omaha has filed a rare motion to pull his bill out of the legislature'srevenue committee, where the measure has stalled, and force a vote.

      He failed to bringlawmakers to a vote Friday, but vowed to try again.

      Chambers wants torepeal a state law that allows Nebraska cities to increase sales tax rates byas much as a half-cent, with voter approval.

      The revenue committeechairman says the law was vigorously debated over the course of two years. Otherlawmakers said bringing the vote to the floor would undermine the committeeprocess.

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