Criminal justice reform continues to move through Nebraska Legislature

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2023
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LINCOLN — Two days of negotiation on a criminal justice reform proposal seemed to gain some ground with Nebraska lawmakers, but a handful of state senators remained unconvinced. Lawmakers advanced Legislative Bill 50 to its final round of debate with a 30-7 vote Wednesday. The bill would cover a wide range of issues, such as increasing Nebraska’s problem-solving courts and expanding parole options. Wednesday's debate had twists and turns, with several smaller bills absorbed into the legislation, plus a failed attempt to include a ban on drag shows for minors....

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