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9:53 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Nebraska senators pass licenses bill for deferred youth

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.

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7:58 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Nebraska mandatory minimum sentences stuck in place for now

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.

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Government
11:36 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Unicameral gives final approval to death penalty repeal

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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Government
8:17 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Ricketts approves new penalties for human traffickers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Human traffickers could face harsher penalties and lawsuits under a new law signed by Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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Government
8:15 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers advance licenses bill for immigrants

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow driver's licenses for immigrant youths brought to the country illegally as children has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
7:58 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Bridge, pavement work top list of Nebraska fuel-tax projects

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials say the state's upcoming fuel tax increase will help replace old bridges, repave county roads and allow work on construction projects to start earlier.

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Government
6:14 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Death penalty repeal headed to final vote in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska has cleared another critical vote in the Legislature.

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Government
6:01 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Corrections head says lockdown will end when threat passes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state corrections director says a prison struck by a weekend riot will remain under lockdown until the threat of further disturbances has passed.

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Government
8:01 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Ricketts: Nebraska has ordered new death penalty drugs

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says state officials have bought all three drugs required to carry out executions.

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Government
3:11 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers override veto of gas tax increase

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska motorists will pay higher taxes at the gas pump to pay for road and bridge repairs, despite Gov. Pete Ricketts' objections.

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