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Nebraska is located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It's largest city is Omaha and its capital is Lincoln.

Nebraska's Legislature is also the only state legislature in the United States that is nonpartisan and features only one branch. Nebraska's legislature is referred to as the "Legislature" and the "Unicameral." However, its members call themselves "senators." The senators are elected with no party affiliation next to their names on the ballot and the speaker and committee chairs are chosen at-large. Members of any party can be chosen for these positions.

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External resources for the State of Nebraska

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National politics in Nebraska

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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Ben Sasse
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Nebraska 2015January 3, 2021November 3, 2020Link
Deb Fischer
Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Nebraska 2013January 3, 2019November, 2018Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Adrian Smith
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Brad Ashford
Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jeffrey Fortenberry
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The structure of the Nebraska judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Nebraska Court of Appeals, the Nebraska District Courts, the Nebraska County Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.

There are two federal courts: the District of Nebraska and the District of Nebraska Bankruptcy Court.



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The Cornhusker State
Capital:   Lincoln
Motto:   Equality Before the Law
Population:   1.8 million
Area of state:   77,354 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1867
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