Nebraska voters could get the chance this year to increase lawmaker salaries and expand legislative term limits, but both proposals could face long odds in a presidential election that will draw a big turnout.
Supporters say the proposals are needed to ensure legislators
are paid enough so that more Nebraskans can afford to serve, and to
ensure the Legislature has experienced lawmakers.
If approved by lawmakers, both proposals would appear on the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln political science professor Mike
Wagner says turnout soars for presidential elections, and in
Nebraska that means the state's right-leaning majority dominates.
He says conservatives likely would be skeptical about both