Bill to allow port authorities in Nebraska wins 1st approval
25 Mar 2021
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A bill that would let Nebraska’s larger cities create port authorities along rivers, major rail lines and interstates won first round-approval Wednesday from lawmakers as a way to promote economic development.
Lawmakers voted 44-0 to advance the measure through the first of three required votes.
The bill by Sen. Justin Wayne, of Omaha, would allow mid-sized and large cities to create port authorities that would help develop large, shovel-ready commercial and industrial sites. The number of port authorities would be capped at five statewide.