Sen. Watermeier Prevails In Bid To Lead Legislature’s Executive Board

LINCOLN – Nebraska legislators elected Sen. Dan Watermeier of Syracuse as chairman of the Unicameral’s executive board.

The influencial board’s duties include assigning proposed bills to committees, managing term limits, setting senator and staff salaries and overseeing legislature ethics.

Watermeier, who is also assigned to the appropriations committee and Legislative performance audit, defeated sitting chairman Bob Krist of Omaha on a vote of 28 to 21.

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