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Speaker Arch Vows To Limit Disruption In Legislature

The speaker of the Nebraska Legislature has vowed to use his discretion to avoid a repeat of the non-stop filibusters that disrupted the last legislative session. Speaker of the Legislature Sen. John Arch said Monday that if a filibuster is obstructive, he will end the debate sooner. Last year, Omaha state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh led an effort to filibuster nearly every bill debated, including the ones she supported. That was to protest a measure to restrict gender-confirming medical care for minors, which eventually passed. Cavanaugh says this year she will only filibuster those bills she opposes.