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1:59 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Funding bill for Neb. property tax credit advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New funding for Nebraska property tax relief, water projects and state park renovations has cleared a key vote in the Legislature.

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Government
9:05 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Proposed e-cigarettes ban for Neb. minors sparks debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to ban minors from using e-cigarettes has sparked a debate in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
9:02 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Neb. budget debate focused on taxes, fountains

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are squabbling over how much money to put into a state fund that helps reduce property taxes, and whether to pay $2.5 million for bronze fountains at the Capitol.

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Government
1:44 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Neb. lawmakers to investigate Nikko Jenkins case

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a committee to investigate the state's handling of Nikko Jenkins, who is accused of killing four people in the Omaha area after his release from prison.

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Government
9:28 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Nebraska jobless rate drops again, to 3.5 percent

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate in January hit 3.5 percent, its lowest mark since September 2008.

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Government
7:57 am
Fri March 7, 2014

29 Neb. senators lend support to Keystone XL

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A majority of Nebraska's state lawmakers have signed a letter in support of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

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Government
2:44 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Legislative leaders: budget shows government works

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders say they agreed before the current session started to arrive at broad budget figures on which Republicans and Democrats could agree to prove that divided state government can work.

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Government
11:42 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Neb. lawmakers vote to expand homestead exemption

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed expansion of Nebraska's homestead exemption program has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
7:43 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Neb. treasurer seeks to return unclaimed property

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state treasurer's office is seeking to return $135 million in unclaimed property to more than 350,000 Nebraskans and former Nebraskans.

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Government
2:26 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Iowa Legislature reaches rare budget agreement

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders from both parties in the House and Senate have accomplished the rare task of agreeing on figures for the state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July.

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