So Why Is Nebraska Fighting Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment? Several measures aimed at reducing prison overcrowding through sentencing reform have gained an interesting proponent during debate in the Nebraska Legislature. Appropriations Committee Chairman John Stinner of Gering has spoken in support of Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brook’s proposal (LB131) that would require a minimum sentence be no more than half ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!