Nebraska Legislature Begins 2014 Session

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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The Nebraska Legislature has begun its 2014 session with expected debates on taxes, state prison reform and a proposal to expand Medicaid.

Lawmakers convened a little after 10 a.m. Wednesday for what will be Gov. Dave Heineman's final session.

Heineman is again promising a push for property and income tax cuts. His efforts to change the system failed last year, but this time he's working more closely with business and farm groups.

Some lawmakers also will seek to expand Medicaid, though Heineman and conservatives in the Legislature will likely work to block any proposal. Lawmakers also expect a debate over ways to ease prison overcrowding and reduce "good time" credit for violent offenders.

It's also the last session for 17 term-limited state senators -- more than one-third of the Legislature.

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