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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty.

Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford says reauthorization of the Export-Import bank is critical to jobs and trade.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is seeking qualified applicants for an open seat representing an Omaha district in the Legislature.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A number of new Iowa laws take effect Wednesday, though the governor has not yet acted on some key parts of the state budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report investigating a deadly riot at a Nebraska prison says too many inmates were outside their cells at the time of the incident.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer and a FCC Commissioner want changes to subsidies given to telephone and internet providers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The general election is nearly a year and a half away, but some candidates for Nebraska Legislature are already jumping into the 2016 race to replace senators who are slated to leave office.

The Nebraska secretary of state's office says it's receiving "a handful of calls a week" from potential candidates asking about filing requirements, deadlines and fees.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says the state will follow the law and respect the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the U.S. Supreme Court upholding tax credits for the federal Affordable Care Act more than 38,000 Iowans will be able to continue insurance coverage with government support.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Hispanic population saw its smallest increase in 2014 since an immigration wave to the state began more than two decades ago.

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