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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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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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