Omaha Senator Rich Pauls hospitalized

Senator Rich Pahls of OmahaThere is concern in the Legislature over the health of Omaha State Senator Rich Pahls.  Pahls has been out of the office due to illness since Friday and it is believed to be a serious situation.  A call to his office confirmed that the Senator is sick.
Update:  This statement has been released from Speaker Mike Flood’s office.
“Senator Rich Pahls of Omaha is being treated for an auto-immune condition in the Intensive Care Unit at Bryan LGH West Hospital in Lincoln. According to his family, it will be several weeks before the medical team can predict the date of his return to the Legislature. Please continue to keep Senator Pahls in your thoughts and prayers. At this time, Senator Pahls is not receiving visitors.”