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A UNO political scientist says the Unicameral’s vote Wednesday abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is “hugely significant.”

Attorney General Doug Peterson says he’ll seek a court order to resolve whether the state can carry out the sentences of Nebraska’s 10 death row inmates.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature has overridden the governor's veto and ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — While the timetable for adjournment in the Iowa Legislature remains up in the air, lawmakers in many other states have more clear schedules to follow.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would end Nebraska's ban on driving privileges for young people brought to the state illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.

Nebraska will now be the 19th state in the U.S. without the death penalty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will not legalize medical marijuana this year in light of other controversial measures dominating the final days of the legislative session.

Senators expected to vote Wednesday on death penalty veto override

May 27, 2015

LINCOLN-- State senators will be faced with yet another historic vote Wednesday afternoon: whether or not to uphold their original vote on LB 268 and override the governor's veto of the bill repealing the death penalty in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the traditionally conservative state, sending it back to lawmakers who will attempt an override.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska drivers could receive refunds from the state on clean-burning fuel converters and pumps under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

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