Nebraska lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to address what one senator describes as a pervasive graffiti problem in Omaha.
The hearing is set for 9 a.m. Friday at Metropolitan Community College's South Omaha Campus.
Senators Jeremy Nordquist and Heath Mello introduced an interim study this year study to explore ways to fight graffiti. The senators both represent portions of south Omaha, and Nordquist says graffiti remains in a pervasive problem in the city.
Mello says lawmakers will look at the effectiveness of existing penalties for those who spread graffiti.