Bill that would create lake near Omaha passes in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A bill that would create a 4,000-acre lake between Lincoln and Omaha was passed by the legislature on Tuesday.

Sen. Mike Hilgers, who introduced the bill, says that the lake would help bring tourism to the state and also boost our local economy.

Those who opposed the bill questioned whether or not the lake would help ease Nebraska’s struggles to recruit and retain talent.

LB1023 passed with a 38-6 vote.  The bill will now go to Gov. Pete Ricketts, who can sign the bill into law or veto it.

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