There have been many articles that have appeared on the editorial pages of Nebraska's purveyors of ink in this regard with folks like me generally saying it's time for a bipartisan two-house legislature and with the elitist editorial boards suggesting that me and my ilk are simply a bunch of rubes.
Not too many years ago, a brave and true conservative member of the legislature (there are many that claim that 'R', but conveniently tuck into their pockets to avoid criticism from the elitist media--or perhaps fellow Republicans), unrepentant of his Republican credentials and conservatism, introduced a bill to amend the state constitution to return to a bipartisan two-house system. That individual was current Republican State Chairman and former State Senator Mark Quandahl. Of course, based on the tepid reception of his fellow Republicans, most of whom drink from the 'Norris Fountain of Inspiration', Quandahl's bill went nowhere.
Here is where I'm going with this. Right now there are more than 30 Republicans among our 49 state senators. Our Republican governor has to herd these folks to get anything done, not unlike herding 49 cats. It's just time we changed the system.
So, with the fall elections coming up and with approximately twenty Republicans seeking re-election or asking for their first trip to Lincoln, I would propose that every interested Republican voter and activist extract from these folks a promise to support the creation of a two-house bipartisan legislature or at least get them on record as 'Norris Fountain of Inspiration' drinkers.
Hopefully, the leadership of the next legislature will provide the appropriate committee members to at least move the idea forward to a full vote of the legislature and ultimately to a vote of the citizens. If not, then Republican voters should consider whether those committee members warrant their support at their next election.