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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.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders are back in the Iowa Capitol trying to resolve their budget differences so they can adjourn for the year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As budget talks drag on in the state Capitol, educators are growing increasingly frustrated.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents suffering from intractable seizures could have one more treatment option under a medical cannabis study headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would legalize more fireworks sales in Iowa has won approval in the Republican-controlled state House, but its future is less clear in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax exemption under a bill passed by lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts now faces the decision to uphold or withdraw his predecessor's policy of denying drivers licenses to deferred-action youth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to limit mandatory minimum sentences for crimes like robbery, assault on a police officer and certain drug offenses will not pass in the Nebraska Legislature this year.

Governor Pete Ricketts says he’ll veto bills to repeal Nebraska’s death penalty and end mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes.

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