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5:31 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Douglas County officials: eliminating inheritance tax would cut services, raise taxes

A new report from Nebraska’s Open Sky Policy Institute says counties would have to raise property taxes an average of seven percent if the inheritance tax ends.

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Government
5:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Sen. Johanns: fiscal cliff tax increases would hurt Nebraska families

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns, R-NE

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says a combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to happen in January would hurt Nebraska families’ bottom lines.

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Government
11:23 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Creighton economist expects recession in 2013 without action on the fiscal cliff

A Creighton University economist expects an economic slowdown in 2013 if lawmakers fail to act to prevent the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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Government
3:43 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Nebraska DMV director to lead National Safety Council Nebraska office

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of Nebraska's Department of Motor Vehicles is resigning to take a new job in Omaha.

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Government
9:19 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Iowa Secretary of State examining signature verification system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa secretary of state is considering a signature verification system to help ensure voters are who they say they are.

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Government
9:17 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Nebraska state budget outlook improves

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers should have an easier time balancing the budget next year, thanks to growing revenue and shrinking expenses.

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Government
6:06 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Johanns: Congress must address Fiscal Cliff

Senator Mike Johanns

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says he supports the Senate Republicans’ decision to continue their moratorium on earmarks in the 113th Congress.

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Government
9:29 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Missouri, Illinois lawmakers express concern over drought conservation measures

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flow from an Missouri River reservoir, potentially affecting shipping on the Mississippi River.

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Government
1:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Nebraska opts for federally-run health insurance exchange

The state of Nebraska will participate in a federally-run health insurance exchange, according to Governor Dave Heineman.

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Government
9:18 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Sunshine on Omaha's skyline: Douglas County chooses its official seal

South Omaha native Miguel Chavez designed Douglas County's new official seal, which was unveiled Tuesday.
Credit Douglas County

Omaha’s skyline is the centerpiece of Douglas County’s new official seal.

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