Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday proposed a system that would split the state into roughly 50 legislative districts.
The proposal would split up the state along a single-member district basis, giving each congressional district a certain number of members, a districting plan that would be voted on by voters and a winner-take-all system.
The Nebraska Legislature voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill, which will be considered by the full Senate.
The bill, introduced by state Sen. Matt Biederman, D-Lincoln, would split Nebraska into 25 congressional districts with each district drawn with a number of seats equal to the population of the state.
Nebraska currently has three congressional districts, which are split evenly among the state’s two congressional parties.
The two legislative parties each have about a half of the seats in each congressional chamber.
The House of Representatives also holds two seats, the Senate is split evenly between the Senate and House, and the state is divided equally between the House and Senate.
The state’s current congressional system is more of a stalemate.
The Senate holds just two seats and the House has no Republican representatives, while the state has more than 100 Republican senators.
Biederman’s bill would split each district into 50 districts, with each seat divided evenly among those districts.
This would give each seat a number equal to its population.
Biedermere’s bill divides Nebraska’s districts into 50 legislative district districts that each would be divided equally.
Biererman said the proposed new system would be fairer, more efficient and more responsive to the needs of the population.
He said it was important to make sure Nebraska has a seat at the table when it comes to districting.
“We are at a crossroads and I think it’s important for us to look at how do we do this best and what are the best strategies to accomplish that,” he said.
Bidermere said the proposal would give Nebraska more of an opportunity to work with other states on districting and to have more control over how the districts are drawn.
“The states have a lot of control over districts, and this is a model that I think has a lot more support than what we’ve seen in the past,” he told KOMO News.
Biden said the plan would make Nebraska more responsive and more transparent.
“When you look at the districts in the states, they’re not just being drawn on the basis of how much money you’re giving, they are also looking at how you can get the most seats and have the least partisanship, which is the opposite of what we have seen in Nebraska,” he added.BIDEMERMAN’S bill would give the state more control of districting in order to ensure more equitable representation.
“This new district system will ensure that all Nebraska residents have access to a fair and equitable system for representation, and I’m proud to introduce this bill to ensure that this is the case,” Biedemere said.
“It’s a big win for our citizens and for our state, and it’s going to be a huge boost for the economy in Nebraska.
That’s the big message that I want to deliver,” he continued.
Bienerman’s measure would increase the number of state representatives from 2,500 to 5,000.
He said the changes would provide Nebraska with more representative representation and that it would create more opportunity for Nebraska to grow and prosper.
Bieserman’s proposal would increase Nebraska’s representation in the U.S. Senate from six to nine.
He added that this would help make Nebraska a leader in this area of government.
“There are some states that are just very, very well represented, and they’re just very difficult to reach,” he stated.
Bieleman’s proposal increases the number in the House from seven to 10, but he said it would give more power to the states to govern themselves.
“A new district is an important step toward increasing Nebraska’s leadership in this arena,” he remarked.BIELEMAN’s proposal would also give Nebraska the ability to elect its senators and vice presidents.
“The Senate has always been an important tool for Nebraska’s progress as a state and the new district design would give us the opportunity to elect our legislators,” he explained.
Bieterman’s plan would increase a number in state representation from two to four, but would give less power to each state to choose their senators and to the Senate to choose its vice president.
“It would give our senators a little bit more independence, a little more power and I expect that to create more opportunities for them to speak up,” he noted.
“I’m really pleased that this new plan is going to bring some positive change to our state,” Bieterman said.