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Redistricting Showdown: Public hearings set for Tuesday-Thursday this week

The battle lines are drawn. Now it’s the public’s turn to weigh in on Nebraska’s redistricting plans.

ANDREW: OLDE TOWN BELLEVUE AND FAST GROWING GRETNA — TWO AREAS WHERE POLITICAL LINES IN THE SAND APPEAR TO BE DRAWN, WHEN IT COMES TO REDRAWING NEBRASKA’S SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRIC THE REPUBLICAN MAP, INTRODUCED BY STATE SENATOR LOU ANN LINANEH OF ELKHORN, SPLITS DOUGLAS COUNTY AND ADDS PARTS OF SARPY AND SAUNDERS COUNTIES, INCLUDING GRETNA AND PARTS OF BELLEVUE. >> OUR MAP FOLLOWS WELL RECOGNIZED BORDERS. ANDREW: DEMOCRATS WANTING TO PROTECT NEBRASKA’S BLUE DOT, WHICH HAS WON DEMOCRATS A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORAL VOTE IN 2008 AND 2020, SAY NOT SO FAST. >> WELL, IT SPLITS THEOR CE. ANDREW: STATE SENATOR JUSTIN WAYNE OF OMAHA ALONG WITH DEMOCRATS CRAFTED A MATHATP KEEPS DOUGLAS COUNTY INTACT, WHILE ALSO RECLAIMING OFFUTTIR A FORCE BASE. >> WE BELIEVE THAT PART OF THAT OLD BELLEVUE MATCHES THE CORE OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, MORE SO THAN GRNAET. ANDREW: AND TEMPERS FLARE OVER LEGISLATIVE REDISTRICTING MAPS AS WELL. >> NO, YOU’VE MADE IT CLEAR, YOU DON’T WANT TO NEGOTIATE. >> THAT IS NOT TRUE. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UPHOLD THEIR AGREEMENTS AND IT’S A TRUST ISE.SU ANDREW: FOLLOWING THAT,INEH L,AN THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, OFFERED A SUGGESTION THAT BOTH SETS OF MAPS BE INTRODUCED WHEN LAWMAKERS MEET IN SPECIAL SESSION NEXT MONDAY. >> SO THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SUPPORT OR NOT SUPPORT OR MAKE COMMENT ON BOTH BIS.LL ANDREW: WAYNE CALLS IT WELL-TIMED COMPROMISE. >> SOME OF OUR COLLEAGUES LITERAY HALLVE SPENT 14 HOURS IN THE MAP ROOM, SO IT DOESN’T POSTPONE THE FIGHT, I THINK IT GIVES US A LITTLE OPPORTUNITY TO BREA

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Redistricting Showdown: Public hearings set for Tuesday-Thursday this week

The battle lines are drawn. Now it’s the public’s turn to weigh in on Nebraska’s redistricting plans.

Three public hearings are slated for this week to address Nebraska’s redistricting proposals. State Senators Lou Ann Linehan and Justin Wayne have each drawn up new maps. Linehan’s map adds Republican-leaning Saunders and Sarpy Counties to District Two and cuts out half of Douglas County. Wayne’s map that has the support of Democrats decreases the size of District Two but adds Offutt and Bellevue. A bill introduced Monday would also increase the number of state senators to 50 which could possibly offer a tool for compromise and prevent the need for a total overhaul on districts. The public hearings will be held Tuesday-Thursday. Tuesday:1:30 p.m. Central Community College3134 W. Hwy. 34Room 555, Health Science Education CenterGrand Island, NebraskaWednesday: 9:00 a.m. Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St., Room 1524Lincoln, NebraskaThursday: 10:00 a.m. Scott Conference Center6450 Pine St.Omaha, Nebraska As it stands, 33 lawmakers have to approve one of these plans to advance it forward, otherwise, the effort dies and it’s literally back to the drawing board.

Three public hearings are slated for this week to address Nebraska’s redistricting proposals.

State Senators Lou Ann Linehan and Justin Wayne have each drawn up new maps.

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Linehan’s map adds Republican-leaning Saunders and Sarpy Counties to District Two and cuts out half of Douglas County.

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Wayne’s map that has the support of Democrats decreases the size of District Two but adds Offutt and Bellevue.

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A bill introduced Monday would also increase the number of state senators to 50 which could possibly offer a tool for compromise and prevent the need for a total overhaul on districts.

The public hearings will be held Tuesday-Thursday.

Tuesday:

  • 1:30 p.m. Central Community College
  • 3134 W. Hwy. 34
  • Room 555, Health Science Education Center
  • Grand Island, Nebraska

Wednesday:

  • 9:00 a.m. Nebraska State Capitol Building
  • 1445 K St., Room 1524
  • Lincoln, Nebraska

Thursday:

  • 10:00 a.m. Scott Conference Center
  • 6450 Pine St.
  • Omaha, Nebraska

As it stands, 33 lawmakers have to approve one of these plans to advance it forward, otherwise, the effort dies and it’s literally back to the drawing board.

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