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9:38 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Nebraska unemployment rate at four-year low

Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at its lowest level in four years.

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Government
11:05 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Heineman: school shooting an "evil tragedy"

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26, including 20 children, was an evil tragedy, but the response should include more than just gun control.

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Government
1:00 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Sen. Ben Nelson gives farewell speech

Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson says it’ll be difficult to walk away from that post after 12 years in federal office.

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Government
10:45 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Iowa to pursue a state-federal partnership for health care marketplace

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has informed the federal government that Iowa will create a state-federal partnership exchange to help Iowans buy health insurance, a requirement of the federal health care law.

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Government
2:48 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Report critical of Nebraska's efforts to privatize child welfare system

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's effort to privatize child welfare services wasn't necessarily bad — it just went too fast.

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Government
8:24 am
Tue December 4, 2012

State Senator expects Medicaid expansion, inheritance tax discussions to dominate 2013 session

A State Senator from Omaha says he’ll support legislation in the upcoming legislative session to expand Medicaid in Nebraska.

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Government
12:34 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Former Gretna administrator sentenced to jail time

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — Gretna's former city administrator has been sentenced to 6 months in jail for misusing city funds.

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Government
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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