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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska groups pushing for approval of medical marijuana in the state have decided to delay a petition drive to put the question on the ballot because of the time and expense required.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty opponents say the 10 men who were awaiting executions before lawmakers repealed the punishment last year will still spend the rest of their lives in prison.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is encouraging Nebraska school boards to ignore an Obama administration directive urging schools to let transgender students use the bathroom which matches their gender identity.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Legislature could see a major shake-up next year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the only state in the past century to split its electoral votes between presidential candidates from two different parties. Now Democrats are hoping to do so again if the GOP remains divided over presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say voter turnout in Tuesday's election was the highest for a presidential primary since 2000.

Donald Trump won the Nebraska primary last night with 60% of the vote.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders are confronting an uncomfortable new reality: They may not like each other, but they may need each other.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican voters have chosen their candidate for an Omaha-based congressional race and endorsed Donald Trump as their presidential nominee despite widespread opposition.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters are picking a Republican nominee for an Omaha congressional district and narrowing the field in more than a dozen legislative races in the state's primary election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's late-season presidential primary is facing new scrutiny after the state narrowly missed its chance to influence the Republican race before Donald Trump effectively won the party's nomination.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Gov. Dave Heineman has been chosen as Donald Trump's honorary campaign chairman in Nebraska and will appear with him and current Gov. Pete Ricketts in Omaha.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha produces a non-partisan voters’ guide meant to inform people about the various candidates that are running for office.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Douglas County will appeal a state order to adjust tax values roughly 100,000 residential properties.

The Nebraska Primary will be held next Tuesday, May 10th. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's secretary of state says this year's spike in voter registration will not necessarily mean greater participation in the primary election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and his counterpart in Oklahoma are joining a lawsuit aimed at halting legal marijuana in Colorado.

The Nebraska primary is coming up on Tuesday, May 10th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a transportation company which serves people with disabilities can expand its operations in Lincoln despite objections raised by taxi services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is taking steps to ensure juveniles who get into legal trouble have representation, but lack of resources will exclude children in most counties.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator who sought to change Nebraska's process for drawing congressional and legislative districts says he won't challenge Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of his bill.

Republican Sen. John Murante of Gretna said Tuesday he won't try to override Ricketts because of the GOP governor's arguments that the bill was unconstitutional.

The bill would have created a bipartisan redistricting commission to draw the state's political boundaries. Nebraska's current system requires a legislative committee to propose new maps once every decade, after the census.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is personally lobbying senators to try to stop them from overriding his veto of a bill that would allow certain immigrants to get professional licenses.

One lawmaker said Wednesday that the governor called him in hopes of swaying his vote, but failed to persuade him. Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings says in an open letter to Ricketts that he will continue to support the legislation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As states look to reduce spending on prison and deal with overcrowded conditions, many are opting out of a federal law that bans convicted drug felons from ever receiving food stamps.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has rejected an effort to overhaul Nebraska's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature will end the session having passed a budget and property tax measures, but many other proposals have fallen by the wayside.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Efforts to repair Nebraska's crumbling county bridges and complete the state's unfinished expressway system will get a funding boost from a new law backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would allow immigrants granted temporary lawful status after coming to the country illegally to work in more than 170 professions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will veto a bill that would allow state employees to receive per diem reimbursement for travel costs instead of reporting their actual expenses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state's spending website could publish financial records from dozens more state agencies under a measure passed by Nebraska lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed the final piece of a property tax package championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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