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10:30 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Deferred-action youths ask Nebraska for driver's licenses

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is the only state to deny driver's licenses to youths who were brought into the country illegally as children, and could remain so if Gov. Pete Ricketts mirrors the policies of his predecessor.

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Government
5:17 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Disaster policy to give Nebraska cities faster repayment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Emergency Agency will be changing its policy so that communities that are rebuilding after a disaster can get reimbursed faster.

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Government
7:21 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Projections show $9.7M less available for Nebraska session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers won't have quite as much money as expected for their priorities in this year's session.

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Government
7:20 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Bipartisan team seeks changes for Nebraska redistricting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bipartisan team in the Legislature is trying to reform Nebraska's politically charged process of approving new legislative and congressional districts.

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Government
1:07 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Mayor of Nebraska City resigns with blast at City Council

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Nebraska City has resigned, saying he'd been undermined by some members of the City Council.

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Government
12:58 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Ricketts signs Nebraska veterans bill despite concerns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a bill to extend educational benefits to veterans and their spouses, despite concerns that it could contradict Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban.

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Government
9:02 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Nebraska eyes Medicaid 'redesign' bill to close coverage gap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers who want to close Nebraska's health care coverage gap are taking a new approach after two previous attempts to expand Medicaid failed.

Senator Kathy Campbell presented her Medicaid "redesign" bill to a committee Wednesday.

It would require the state to apply for a federal waiver to develop its own Medicaid plan, as other states have done. Residents who fall into the coverage gap would be pulled into the current Medicaid program until the federal waiver is approved.

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Government
1:00 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

$7 million to save Nebraska child welfare wins approval

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $7 million cash transfer to prevent the state's child welfare system from running out of money by mid-April.

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Government
1:24 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Partisan motives alleged in push to open Nebraska votes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The last election gave Republicans an even larger majority in Nebraska's nonpartisan Legislature, and now some conservatives are seeking to end the secret votes that let lawmakers break from their party when choosing legislative leaders.

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Government
7:11 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Ricketts to conduct national search for Dept. of Roads head

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will conduct a national search for a new director of the Nebraska Department of Roads.

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