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The City of Omaha’s General Election takes place Tuesday, May 9th.  Polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show a photo ID.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is turning to the public to try to build support for his income and property tax plan in the face of opposition from some lawmakers and the state's leading farm groups.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a debate on a bill that would let state officials hide the identities of lethal injection suppliers in an effort to resume executions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that seeks to reduce property taxes appears to have stalled in the Nebraska Legislature amid concerns from urban senators and coalitions of farm groups and schools.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would prevent Nebraska from splitting its electoral votes in presidential elections is headed to the full Legislature for debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's youngest state senators agree the state needs to do more to keep college-educated young workers from leaving, but they're still largely divided along party lines about how to accomplish it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed more low-income Nebraska residents to qualify for federal food benefits has died in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Child welfare advocates say proposed budget cuts that would eliminate some state contracts with agencies that support foster families will put Nebraska's most vulnerable children at risk.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are debating whether to join nine other states in calling for a constitutional convention to limit the federal government.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a debate over a bill that would prevent local governments from passing gun restrictions that are stricter than state law.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Incumbent Jean Stothert and a former state senator have advanced as Omaha mayoral candidates to the general election May 9.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Mayor Jean Stothert and a former state senator are expected to garner the most votes in Omaha's primary election Tuesday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to unite Nebraska business and farm groups behind a sweeping tax plan is on shaky ground as both sides argue over which taxes should be cut.

Voter turnout prediction for Tuesday's primary election

Apr 3, 2017

Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian W. Kruse predicts a voter turnout for the 2017 City of Omaha Primary Election of 23 percent.

  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says special interests spent a record-high $16.7 million last year on lobbyists, gifts, travel and other efforts to influence elected Nebraska officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker is criticizing the Nebraska Democratic Party for including voter registration forms in welcome baskets for refugees.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature is set to consider several measures that aim to help felons re-entering society after prison as part of what supporters say is a comprehensive approach to criminal justice reform.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sweeping plan to lower income taxes and cap the growth rate of property taxes is taking shape in a legislative committee, despite a sharp divide among senators.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator says Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait before joining lobbying firms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator says Nebraska can promote transparency by barring local governments from using tax dollars to hire lobbyists and requiring elected officials to wait before joining lobbying firms.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator who fought for decades to abolish the death penalty is trying again, arguing that the statewide vote to reinstate capital punishment doesn't make it right.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska have asked to intervene in a state commission's review of the route through the state.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are targeting a child care subsidy for lower-income families to help balance the state budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to confirm an Omaha doctor as the state's chief medical officer despite concerns about how he will adapt to changing regulations.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says he will not seek re-election in 2018.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering legislation that would stop the state from deducting public employees' union dues from their paychecks, a measure that union leaders say unfairly penalizes collective bargaining groups.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act would raise health insurance costs in Nebraska faster than in most other states.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two Nebraska state senators say judges should take defendants' ability to pay into account when they set bail or impose punishments for unpaid fines.

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