Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has vetoed a teacher retirement bill, arguing that a proposed increase in the state's contribution is unsustainable.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a new, $7.8 billion state budget for the next two fiscal years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have started to debate a series of bills that will make up Nebraska's next state budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are set to begin debate on a series of state budget bills.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett has pledged to eventually give away all of the Berkshire Hathaway stock that made him one of the world's richest men, but he doesn't want to spoil his children.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court says a car momentarily crossing a highway lane divider is not a good reason to stop it — a ruling that likely will overturn the drug conviction of a man whose car was carrying more than 60 pounds of cocaine.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials are releasing water from Nebraska into Kansas to avoid a violation of the Republican River Compact.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company has sold more than 1.7 million Moody's shares this week, but Berkshire Hathaway Inc. still owns nearly 12 percent of the credit ratings agency.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The wet snow that covered parts of eastern Nebraska and western Iowa likely didn't hurt many newly planted flowers and vegetables.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says that without passage of his property tax plan, residents could see big increases to their tax bills. But a Democratic lawmaker questions the argument.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers who dug into Nebraska's cash reserve at the height of the recession are now looking to rebuild the state's rainy-day fund.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Investors who were spooked by Washington's fiscal-cliff showdown have created a one-time cash windfall for Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new state-equalization funding bill for Nebraska public schools has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha police officers fired in an excessive force investigation have filed notices of appeal, indicating they intend to fight to get their jobs back.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new memorial in the shape of the USS Omaha submarine is being planned to honor veterans who served during the Cold War.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A great-grandson of Nebraska settlers is donating $2 million to help renovate Centennial Mall in Lincoln.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Soaking rain across much of the nation's midsection has helped further alleviate drought in the crop growing states of Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Small portions of Nebraska also saw improvement.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers began a second day of debate on a proposal to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers began debating a proposal to expand Medicaid as part of the federal health care law.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A cool, rainy spring is easing dry conditions in parts of the nation's farm belt that saw the worst of last year's drought.

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that the city of La Vista's ordinance requiring landlords to obtain a rental license and submit to periodic property inspections does not violate the state's prohibition against special legislation.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center has found no evidence of research misconduct after questions were raised about data integrity in an academic article.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would help Nebraska qualify for more federal foster care money has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to study Nebraska's tax system has prompted lawmakers to delay action on tax proposals.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator known for his mastery of legislative rules is trying to force a vote on his proposal to repeal a city sales-tax measure.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's impressive run through the NIT showed that the program should have a bright future.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have granted first-round approval to a measure that would give housing assistance to youths aging out of foster care.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a measure to reduce the number of days in which registered voters can cast their ballots in person.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Midland University in Fremont has announced it will acquire the former Dana College campus in Blair.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The annual air show at Offutt Air Force Base south of Omaha has been canceled because of federal budget cuts.