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3:31 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Reversing course, Nebraska senators OK chief medical officer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have reversed their decision not to confirm the state's chief medical officer, despite criticism of his previous interactions with the Legislature.

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Government
8:23 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Iowa House OKs budget bills on agriculture, judicial branch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has passed budget bills that would fund several services including the state's judicial branch and natural resources department.

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Government
3:25 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Nebraska senators approve controversial State Patrol leader

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Senators have approved Gov. Pete Ricketts' choice to lead the Nebraska State Patrol despite concerns about his involvement in a gender discrimination lawsuit 10 years ago.

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Government
3:23 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Eminent domain legislation advances in Iowa Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislation that would make it harder for two energy projects to win eminent domain rights has passed another legislative hurdle in the Iowa Senate.

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Government
7:42 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Personal property tax break for Nebraska businesses advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill moving through the Legislature.

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Government
9:30 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Difference over surplus money delays legislative adjournment

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At the center of the unresolved Iowa budget is a simple disagreement on how to count the money.

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Government
1:37 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Branstad signs 14 bills, 1 to expunge dismissed charges

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed 14 bills into law, including a measure that would expunge the records of people with not-guilty verdicts and dismissed criminal charges.

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Government
7:50 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Nebraska state budget bills advance after spending debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to an $8.6 billion budget, with new spending for property tax reductions, education and a controversial dental-school project in Omaha.

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Government
3:47 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Nebraska revenue forecast gives state another $9.7M

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will have another $9.7 million at their disposal for legislation in this year's session.

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Government
1:18 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Arguments made in lawsuit over immigrant driver's licenses

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has heard arguments in a lawsuit brought by several young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children because Nebraska refuses to issue them driver's licenses.

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