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10:53 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Former Lt. Gov. Sheehy fined for improper cell phone use

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for improper use of a state cellphone as part of a settlement with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Senator Johanns Supports Students

US Senator Mike Johanns supported a motion last week to keep student loan rates from doubling at the end of the month.

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Government
9:12 am
Thu June 6, 2013

2013 Legislative session adjourns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have finished a legislative session highlighted by a $7.8 billion, two-year budget and an overhaul of juvenile services.

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Government
12:25 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Sen. Fischer: farm bill needs to be good policy for Nebraska ag producers

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says more than 250 amendments have been filed to the Senate’s version of the farm bill.

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Government
8:53 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Tax Modernization Committee begins its work

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of Nebraska's new tax modernization committee have started their work to identify any weaknesses in the state's tax structure.

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Government
8:51 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Lawsuit filed over denial of driver's licenses for young immigrants

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal lawsuit has been filed against Nebraska over the state's denial of driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

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Government
10:23 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Legislation focused on children during Unicameral session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are gearing up to finish a session that has focused largely on children, including those in foster care, the criminal justice system and juveniles who need psychiatric treatment.

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Government
8:01 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Tax Modernization Committee to study Nebraska's system

Nebraska lawmakers have approved a special committee to study the state’s tax system and make recommendations.

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Government
1:28 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Lawmakers approve bill for wind farm incentives

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would use sales tax exemptions to attract wind farms to Nebraska has won final approval from lawmakers.

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Government
8:14 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers override some of Gov. Heineman's budget vetoes

Lawmakers voted Tuesday to override about $14.5 million of Governor Dave Heineman’s line-item vetoes to the state budget.

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