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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a review of school funding and its impact on local property taxes, an issue that has divided the Legislature in years past.

RALSTON, Neb. (AP) — Ralston officials could face a tough task in persuading lawmakers to help spare city taxpayers from a huge tax increase.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Transportation employees have started testing a mobile driver's license app as part of a new pilot program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to reinstate Nebraska's death penalty through a ballot measure will submit its signatures to the secretary of state's office a day early.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A utilities board that will soon decide whether to allow a private company to build an oil pipeline in Iowa says it has received roughly 3,700 objections on the project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Renewable energy advocates in Nebraska will push again next year for a state tax credit to encourage wind farms and solar projects.

The city of Omaha plans to implement a Complete Streets program over the next five years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in Nebraska is reviewing allegations by a civil liberties group that state officials are trying to violate federal law through their attempts to import lethal injection drugs.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The health insurance companies picked to manage Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program are promising to create hundreds of jobs in the state in the coming months.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha dietitian who teaches at the University of Nebraska Medical Center will fill an open seat in the Legislature.

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