Omaha Senator Sara Howard, and her mother — former Sen. Gwen Howard — have made it their mission that others don't have to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one to opioid addiction. Senator Howard was joined in that mission this session by Sens. Brett Lindstrom and John Kuehn, who also introduced bills to help address the opioid addiction crisis. And Monday, 47 senators voted to advance Howard's bill (LB931), amended with two others (LB933 and LB934), from first-round debate.
The group, dubbed Next Generation Nebraska, is headed by Sens. Adam Morfeld, a 31-year-old Democrat from Lincoln, and Brett Lindstrom, a 36-year-old Republican from Omaha. Members aim to collect feedback from young people across the state and draft legislation next year addressing millennial concerns.