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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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Government
6:06 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Senator Johanns Focuses on the Farm Bill

Much of the US Senate’s attention was focused on the farm bill last week.

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Government
9:33 am
Mon May 27, 2013

Some spending bills shelved as Unicameral prepares to wrap up its session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Some spending bills are falling by the wayside as Nebraska lawmakers prepare to finish the legislative session next month.

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Government
6:06 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Senator Johanns says Farm Bill needs work

Senator Mike Johanns

US Senator Mike Johanns talked about the current draft of the farm bill during his weekly conference call with Nebraska media.

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Government
2:16 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Lawmakers debate sales tax option

LINCOLN -- State senators debated an amendment to a bill Thursday that would roll back to 1.5 percent the optional sales tax local communities can levy.

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Government
8:18 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Lawmakers advance juvenile justice reform legislation

Lawmakers Wednesday advanced a bill aimed at overhauling Nebraska’s juvenile justice system.

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Government
11:43 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Legislation to abolish death penalty off the table in the Unicameral

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to abolish the death penalty in Nebraska is dead for the year.

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Government
2:22 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Gov. Heineman vetoes teacher retirement system legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has vetoed a teacher retirement bill, arguing that a proposed increase in the state's contribution is unsustainable.

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Government
6:05 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Lawmakers give first round approval to budget legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a new, $7.8 billion state budget for the next two fiscal years.

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