Weather Alters Nebraska, Iowa Legislature Plans

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Legislature is postponing its Thursday afternoon committee hearings because of the expected snowstorm.

Lawmakers agreed to cancel the scheduled committee hearings so they can return home before heavier expected snow arrives. Speaker Greg Adams says the full Legislature will still convene at 9 a.m. Thursday and adjourn for the day at 11 a.m.

The announcement affects five committees: Government, Military and Veterans Affairs; Health and Human Services; Judiciary; Natural Resources; and Revenue. Adams says lawmakers will do their best to reschedule all of the hearings.

Lawmakers still plan to meet at 10 a.m. Friday. For now, all of the Friday hearings will proceed as scheduled.

Most Iowa legislative action was canceled for Thursday. The National Weather Service predicts up to 10 inches of snow could pile by Thursday night in Des Moines and heavy snow is forecast for much of the state. Gusty winds also are expected.

The House and Senate will convene Thursday, but no floor action is scheduled and most committee hearings have been canceled.

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