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Legislature getting bogged down in final days

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Posted at 12:05 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 13:05:30-04
Frustrations are beginning to rise in the final days of this year's legislative session in Lincoln.
 
The session came to a crawl Tuesday morning when Omaha Senator Ernie Chambers began a filibuster to chew up time after lawmakers approved a Republican backed bill to reinstate the winner-take-all system in presidential elections. Chambers opposed the measure.   Crete Senator Laura Ebke filed a motion to end the session early, which lawmakers rejected.  A medical marijuana bill is one measure on the agenda for today that's being delayed.
 
Speaker Galen Hadley says he's frustrated by the increased number of filibusters used to try to block legislation this year, and no one Senator is to blame. However he says he is concerned about what it means for the Legislature's future.