WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project.
In the Democratic race, Allan Eurek will face off against Janet Stewart. Eurek, a real estate attorney, has pledged to give the state’s legal businesses priority over national cases. Stewart, a 24-year employee of Mutual of Omaha, has advised business clients and managed case loads in several jurisdictions.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the legislative session adjourned, members of the Senate Government Oversight Committee are poised to renew an investigation into state employment issues aided by the authority to subpoena witnesses.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The bungled execution of an inmate in Oklahoma is casting new attention on the death penalty in Nebraska, where capital punishment remains on the books but no one has been executed in nearly two decades.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have introduced legislation authorizing its immediate construction and say they expect the measure will come to a vote in the coming days.