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4:18 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel confirmed as Secretary of Defense

Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel will be the next Secretary of Defense.

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Government
8:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Lawmakers discuss common core standards for Nebraska schools

LINCOLN – The State Board of Education could adopt new nationwide curriculum standards for Nebraska’s public schools under a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk.

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Government
4:23 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Omaha lawmaker details proposal for tax modernization committee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A key lawmaker in Nebraska's tax debate has released new details about a proposal to create a tax-modernization committee.

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Government
1:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Johanns announcement shifts focus to opportunities for 2014 candidates

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns’ announcement that he won’t seek a second term could shake up several state and federal races in 2014.

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Government
3:37 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Iowa lawmakers discuss tougher penalties on texting while driving

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that toughens Iowa's restrictions against texting while driving.

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Government
3:06 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Sen. Mike Johanns won't seek re-election in 2014

Government
1:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Bills seek to toughen seatbelt, texting while driving laws

Two bills in the Nebraska Legislature would make it a primary offense to not wear a seatbelt or to text while driving.

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Government
7:51 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Rail advocates hopeful for future of Chicago-to-Omaha system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rail advocates still hope for a passenger train resurgence that would link Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, but questions about the need for government subsidies continue to bog down efforts.

Supporters of enhanced passenger service spoke out last week at the Iowa Statehouse. They argued for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start passenger service between Chicago and Iowa City, with hopes of later extending trains to Des Moines and Omaha.

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Government
7:47 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Heineman asks lawmakers to pull tax cut legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has asked the Legislature's tax-policy committee to kill both of his tax-reform proposals so lawmakers can start a new, inclusive discussion over Nebraska's tax climate.

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Government
1:06 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

EPA providing smart growth assistance to Omaha and Bellevue

Omaha and Bellevue will get technical assistance from the EPA for sustainability programs.

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