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8:08 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Oversight committee: state officials stalling

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic lawmakers, determined to question state administrators about confidential settlements reached with fired state workers, are accusing top administrators at the Department of Administrative Services of stalling.

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Government
8:06 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Neb. lawmakers pass bill to create guardianships

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to create a public guardian office for vulnerable Nebraskans has won final approval in the Legislature.

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Government
2:39 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Iowa Senate backs clean energy tax credits

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has advanced a pair of proposals intended to move the state forward with solar power and other forms of clean energy.

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Government
12:15 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers pass 3 tax reform measures

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed a series of tax measures that would benefit farmers, low-income elderly homeowners and residents whose incomes rise with inflation.

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Government
8:23 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Report looks at impact of Douglas County Health Center

A new report shows the Douglas County Health Center generated $36 million in wages and salary in 2012.

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Government
8:11 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Nebraska roads bonding bill overcomes filibuster

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects overcame a filibuster in the Legislature by lawmakers concerned about taking on the debt.

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Government
10:40 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Lawmakers move forward to end Iowa dog racing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa House panel has moved forward on a bill to end greyhound racing in Iowa and pay breeders and employees in the industry up to $70 million.

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Government
8:05 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Suicide prevention bill for Neb. schools advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require suicide awareness and prevention training for Nebraska public-school employees has won initial approval in the Legislature.

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Government
8:02 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Nebraska bill targeting synthetic drugs advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to ban new forms of popular synthetic drugs, including K2 and bath salts.

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Government
7:53 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Transparency bill for Neb. county boards advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill designed to prevent Nebraska county supervisors from making decisions behind closed doors has won first-round approval in the Legislature.

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