LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers will again debate water usage, the death penalty and taxes when they return to Lincoln next year.
The proposals were introduced in this year's session, but stalled in the face of filibusters or arguments that they hadn't been researched enough. Lawmakers adjourned for the year on Wednesday. Next year's session will mark the final year for 17 lawmakers and Gov. Dave Heineman, who are all set to leave office in January
2015 because of term limits. It also comes during a high-profile election year in Nebraska, with open contests for both governor and the U.S. Senate. At least five current state lawmakers are considering a run for higher office, or have already declared. Speaker Greg Adams says lawmakers will face high expectations on taxes once they reconvene.