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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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Government
9:48 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Iowa Senate Democrats propose commercial property tax cut plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a plan for reducing commercial property taxes that they say would help small businesses more than Governor Terry Branstad's tax proposal.

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Government
9:45 am
Fri February 15, 2013

State Senator looks to change redistricting

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha state senator is asking her fellow lawmakers to reverse a law that has cut in half the number of voting places available in her district.

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Government
3:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Former State Sen. Lavon Heidemann chosen as Lt. Governor

Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann.

Former Nebraska State Senator Lavon Heidemann is the state’s new Lieutenant Governor.

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Government
2:57 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Fischer, Johanns discuss State of the Union address

Nebraska’s U.S. Senators have mixed reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Government
7:58 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Western Iowa lawmaker wants gun permit information kept private

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The names of Iowans with permits to acquire or carry guns would become private information under legislation proposed by a Republican lawmaker.

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Government
7:51 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Senate committee approves Hagel nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary.

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Government
8:04 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers discuss legislation on horse racing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The horse racing industry is dismissing an anti-gambling group's allegations that the industry wants to stop live horse racing during a hearing on horse racing bills.

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Government
7:59 am
Tue February 12, 2013

United Way's 211 call center marks 10 years in Nebraska and southwest Iowa

More than 76,000 people in Nebraska and southwest Iowa sought assistance last year by way of 211.

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