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8:05 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Road-financing bill hits roadblock in Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects is hitting a roadblock in the Legislature.

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Government
2:37 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Neb. net tax collections higher than expected Feb.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's net tax receipts were 7.1 percent higher than expected in February.

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Government
1:00 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

School funding for 2015 again shot down in Iowa House

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Democrats have tried once again to push Republicans to debate a bill that would provide school districts with a 6 percent increase in funding for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015.

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Government
12:57 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Neb. tax exemption for military retirees advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Military retirees who choose to live in Nebraska could receive a partial tax break, under a bill set for debate in the Legislature.

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Government
9:41 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Neb. statewide education vision bill advanced

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers on a Nebraska education committee are looking for new long-term goals for the state's K-12 schools and colleges.

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Iowa
2:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Council Bluffs hires firm to oversee levee work

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs officials took a step toward improving the city's levee system by hiring an engineering firm to oversee the effort.

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Government
1:59 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Funding bill for Neb. property tax credit advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New funding for Nebraska property tax relief, water projects and state park renovations has cleared a key vote in the Legislature.

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Government
9:05 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Proposed e-cigarettes ban for Neb. minors sparks debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to ban minors from using e-cigarettes has sparked a debate in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
9:02 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Neb. budget debate focused on taxes, fountains

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are squabbling over how much money to put into a state fund that helps reduce property taxes, and whether to pay $2.5 million for bronze fountains at the Capitol.

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Health/Medical
1:53 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Iowa Gov. Branstad warns about medical marijuana

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says he worries drug abuse would increase if medical marijuana became legal in Iowa.

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