Neb. Speaker of the Legislature Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk, stands in the Legislative Chamber on the first day of the 2018 legislative session in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Scheer said he's confident lawmakers will have a positive, productive session this year but acknowledged he may be more optimistic than others. Lawmakers begin the 2018 session with a looming state revenue shortfall that could make it harder to pass new spending measures or tax cuts.
Neb. Speaker of the Legislature Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk, stands in the Legislative Chamber on the first day of the 2018 legislative session in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Scheer said he's confident lawmakers will have a positive, productive session this year but acknowledged he may be more optimistic than others. Lawmakers begin the 2018 session with a looming state revenue shortfall that could make it harder to pass new spending measures or tax cuts. Nati Harnik AP Photo
Neb. Speaker of the Legislature Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk, stands in the Legislative Chamber on the first day of the 2018 legislative session in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Scheer said he's confident lawmakers will have a positive, productive session this year but acknowledged he may be more optimistic than others. Lawmakers begin the 2018 session with a looming state revenue shortfall that could make it harder to pass new spending measures or tax cuts. Nati Harnik AP Photo

Nebraska lawmakers to face tough issues in 2018 session

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