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8:03 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Iowa House committee OKs bill on state mental health facilities

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A House committee has approved a bill that would keep two state mental health facilities open longer.

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Government
8:00 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Tentative budget includes $200M for property tax relief

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska property owners could see their tax bills lowered by a collective $200 million annually under a tentative state budget.

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Government
1:36 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Nebraska immunity bill aimed at underage drinkers passes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Underage drinkers who seek medical help for alcohol poisoning could avoid alcohol charges under a bill passed by Nebraska lawmakers.

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Government
9:03 am
Thu April 2, 2015

Judge grants class-action status to Nebraska SNAP lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Nebraska consistently failed to process food-benefit applications and renewals in a timely manner.

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Government
8:31 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Proposed fuel-tax increase divides Nebraska lawmakers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges.

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Government
6:30 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Nebraska term-limit expansion measure wins initial approval

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A ballot measure that could give Nebraska lawmakers an extra four years in office has won initial approval in the Legislature.

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Government
4:53 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers still sorting property tax options

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With the session more than half finished, Nebraska lawmakers are still sorting through ways to lower property taxes while balancing the state budget.

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Government
5:54 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Colorado to defend pot law for 1st time

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is defending its pot law for the first time Friday in a filing due to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Government
5:53 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.

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Government
8:33 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Pipeline foes appeal to Nebraska lawmakers in testy hearing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are asking Nebraska lawmakers to repeal the law that allowed former Governor Dave Heineman to approve a route through the state.

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