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1:06 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Nebraska could require carbon monoxide detectors in homes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in homes and apartments.

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7:34 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Nebraskans pack public hearing to argue voter ID bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a Nebraska voter identification bill packed a public hearing in a fierce debate over the measure.

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8:32 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Nebraska gun advocates, opponents argue over new bills

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gun control advocates and opponents are squaring off on a series of new measures in the Legislature.

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Government
1:26 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Ricketts emphasizes taxes, jobs in first State of the State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to lower property taxes statewide while expanding tax breaks for farmers, ranchers and military retirees.

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8:04 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Nebraska Farm Bureau endorses 4 property tax measures

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau has endorsed four measures designed to lower property taxes for farmers and ranchers.

President Steve Nelson said Tuesday that the bills would ease the financial burden on producers.

The bills were introduced by Sens. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft and Dan Watermeier of Syracuse. Two measures would lower the taxable value of agricultural land, although one would only apply to schools. Those schools would likely see an increase in state aid.

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8:02 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Nebraska bill proposes stricter liquor laws for buses, limos

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Party buses could lose the image as a safe haven for binge drinking under a measure proposed in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon January 19, 2015

January Press Club Focused on Immigration

Charles Shane Ellison and Virginia Maynes of Justice for our Neighbors were the guests for January’s Press Club Noon Forum.

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Government
7:17 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Nebraska governor appoints chief operating officer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed the president of TD Ameritrade Clearing Inc. to serve as the state's first chief operating officer.

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Government
8:20 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Bill would put $50 million to Nebraska property tax relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state fund created to reduce local property taxes would get a $50 million boost under a new bill in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
3:22 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Iowa's Ernst to deliver GOP response to Obama address

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — Republican officials have tapped newly elected Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst to deliver the party's formal response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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