Unicameral Update 

The state would fund additional beds for inmates who are preparing to reenter their communities under a bill heard Feb. 5 by the Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Steve Lathrop

LB916, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, would appropriate $52 million from the General Fund in fiscal year 2020-21 to the state Department of Correctional Services for construction or expansion of a community corrections facility with 300 new beds in the Omaha metropolitan area. Read Article.