Omaha, NE – Nebraska's Senior U.S. Senator says tax cuts and incentives for businesses to invest in America need to be continued.
Senator Ben Nelson's comments came Wednesday during an appearance in Omaha. Nelson expects it'll be more difficult to get things done in Washington when Congress re-convenes. The November second election resulted in a Republican-controlled House of Representatives and a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate.
Omaha, NE – Environment Omaha is out with a report on the economics of sustainability.
Dr. John Bartle and MPA Gerard Wellman of the UNO School of Public Administration were commissioned to write the report. It focuses on five main areas: resource conservation, natural environment, urban form and transportation community health and building construction. Dr. Bartle says the five areas overlap in important ways. Each one has a direct affect on the other.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2012 against Ben Nelson.
Bruning announced Friday he's formed a U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee. That's the first step toward a possible run for the Senate. Bruning's announcement came one day after Governor Dave Heineman announced he wouldn't run for Senate.
In a news release, Bruning says the national deficit and health care overhaul law are among the reasons he's considering a Senate campaign.
Omaha, NE – 42 percent of Nebraska's registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's midterm election.
Unofficial election results show voter turnout was 37 percent in Douglas County and 41 percent in Sarpy County. Among the winners was Congressman Lee Terry, who was elected to a seventh term as Nebraska's Second District Congressman.