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6:06 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Sen. Johanns co-sponsors legislation to repeal parts of ACA

Courtesy of Senator Johanns Office

U-S Senator Mike Johanns has co-sponsored a bill to repeal part of President Obama’s healthcare law.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Meet the Omaha Mayoral candidates: Brad Ashford

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file, and the primary election is April 2. One of the candidates for Mayor, State Senator Brad Ashford, says he wants to focus on making Omaha a safer, more modern, and collaborative city.

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Government
2:53 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Creighton economist doesn't expect sequester to significantly impact Nebraska's economy

A Creighton University economist doesn’t expect the sequester will have widespread negative impacts on the regional economy.

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Government
8:18 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Economic Forecasting board predicts uptick in revenue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The board that estimates Nebraska state government tax collections is predicting an uptick in revenue, thanks to the slowly growing state economy.

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Government
8:15 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health care advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the federal health care law, while the state's Medicaid chief says the program is too expensive.

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Government
3:03 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

State of the City: Suttle talks jobs, crime, future goals

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle gives his State of the City address Thursday at UNMC.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says job creation has to be the city’s top priority.

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Government
10:02 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gov. Heineman maintains opposition to Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is holding firm in his opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion that could come as a result of the federal health care law.

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Government
4:09 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Truth in Sentencing Hearing

Mayor Jim Suttle

The Nebraska Legislature’s Judiciary Committee held a hearing Wednesday afternoon on LB379, the Truth in Sentencing Bill.

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Government
1:36 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Iowa lawmakers present different budget goals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in the state House and Senate are miles apart when it comes to their budget goals.

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Government
1:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

State Senator ticketed on suspicion of DUI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh has been ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving in his northwest Omaha district.

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