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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed into law a bill that gives Nebraska a proactive approach to the nationwide opioid epidemic.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's still hopeful lawmakers will advance a tax-cut measure, despite the bill facing heavy criticism from several lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A tax package championed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has fallen into limbo after drawing criticism from lawmakers, including some fellow conservatives.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has voiced concerns to the Trump administration about the potential effects of tariffs on Nebraska farmers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require Nebraska students to complete a naturalization test is headed to the floor of the Legislature for debate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have advanced a measure that would allow higher speed limits on many Nebraska highways to a final vote in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to ensure that the state's tax on Social Security Income changes to compensate for inflation." class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content" alt="<--break->" src="http://kios.org/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif" data-cke-saved-src="/sites/all/modules/contrib/wysiwyg/plugins/break/images/spacer.gif">

Senators gave the measure first-round approval Tuesday on a 36-0 vote. Two additional votes are required before it goes to Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist is dropping his legal challenge to state requirements that impose high hurdles on nonpartisan candidates to appear on the ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Bump stocks and other items that can raise the firing rate of semi-automatic weapons are now banned from the city of Lincoln.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the session ends that would address Nebraska's prison overcrowding and a looming deadline to reduce the inmate population.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the session ends that would address Nebraska's prison overcrowding and a looming deadline to reduce the inmate population.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow higher speed limits on Nebraska highways has won first-round approval in the Legislature, but it won't apply to Interstate 80.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is endorsing Bob Evnen for Nebraska Secretary of State.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has received four finalists to fill a vacancy on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill designed to prevent the new U.S. tax law from triggering an automatic tax increase in Nebraska has won initial approval from lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill intended to help Nebraska collect more online sales tax revenue is headed to a final vote in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would remove noncitizens from Nebraska's population total when redrawing legislative districts drew criticism during a hearing, where opponents questioned if it was discriminatory.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill designed to curb prescription painkiller abuse is drawing strong support from Nebraska lawmakers, who say it would prevent overdose deaths.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Colorado officials have agreed to pay Nebraska $4 million to settle old claims that their state violated a water-sharing compact involving the Republican River.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker aims to create legislation designed to encourage fast-growing technology such as bitcoins or blockchains.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are looking at tax incentives for long-term care insurance to reduce the number of aging residents who rely on Medicare and Medicaid in the future.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County assessor has dropped her legal battle with the Douglas County commissioners over levying property taxes against three nonprofit organizations' retail stores.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure designed to reduce Nebraska property tax bills appears to be stuck in a legislative committee as its supporters focus on a ballot petition drive.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six years after Nebraska voters rejected a pay increase for state lawmakers, a fresh crop of senators is asking again

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report from a free market advocacy group is calling on Nebraska lawmakers to review regulations that it says are hindering the state economy.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who left the Republican Party to mount a third-party campaign against incumbent Gov. Pete Ricketts has switched parties again.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa health agency is proposing to roll back requirements in its oversight of the state's privatized Medicaid program, a move that comes amid growing public scrutiny over the department's plans to improve the program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers could open the door to self-driving cars and trucks this year with new legislation designed to attract the industry while maintaining public safety.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is asking his fellow senators to create an ethics board that would investigate complaints against members of the Legislature.

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