Unicam to Begin Full-Day Debate This Week


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska lawmakers will transition from committee hearings to mostly daylong debate on Wednesday.

Speaker Greg Adams reminded state senators of the change on Monday.

Wednesday is the 50th day of the 90-day 2013 legislative session.

Since mid-January the Legislature has been debating in the morning only and adjourning around noon. Senators then have been going to committees to hear testimony on bills.

The Appropriations Committee met Tuesday to continue discussing funding for Department of Health and Human Services programs. The committee began considering department appropriations on Monday.

The Nebraska Retirement Systems Committee on Wednesday will hold the last scheduled public hearing of the session.