Counting the Nebraska state legislative committees

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June 30, 2011


OMAHA, Nebraska: There are 26 total standing committees in Nebraska state government. That is the 7th fewest committees among the 50 states, according to a Ballotpedia study of state legislatures and their committees.

  • With 49 total state legislators, the ratio of state legislators to committees is 1.88. That is the 3rd lowest ratio.
  • On the 26 committees in Nebraska there are a total of 108 members -- meaning a committee's average size is 4.15 legislators. With 2.2 committees per legislator slots, Nebraska has the 6th lowest ratio among the 50 states.

A standing committee was determined as being any committee that appeared to be permanent in the state. Select and special committees -- such as a one-year study commission -- were not counted in this report.

In the 50 states, Nevada has the fewest total committees with 21 while Mississippi has the most with 91. The highest ratio of legislators to committees is New Hampshire with 10.34 and the lowest is Delaware at 1.17.

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