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8:04 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Neb. historic horse racing measure approved

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposed ballot measure that could allow betting on previously recorded horse races has been passed by the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
8:02 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Neb. job-discrimination bill stalls in Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity has stalled in the Legislature.

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Government
2:09 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Debate rages on Nebraska job-discrimination bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would bar Nebraska employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation is still facing a filibuster.

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Government
12:19 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Branstad says state made no payments for silence

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is standing firm in support of the director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services, who says no money was offered to former workers for silence about their dismissals.

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Government
8:11 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers expand veteran benefits

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The biggest winners in this year's legislative session may be Nebraska veterans.

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Government
5:54 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Lawmakers seek wind energy development in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to encourage more wind energy development in Nebraska hit a roadblock this legislative session, but some Nebraska lawmakers are determined to capitalize on the state's wind potential.

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Government
11:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Iowa court adopts new media rules for courtrooms

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A rule going into effect May 1 will allow members of the news media to use laptops and cell phones in Iowa courtrooms with permission.

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Government
8:04 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Neb. anti-discrimination measure faces resistance

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would protect Nebraskans against job discrimination based on their sexual orientation is facing resistance in the Legislature.

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Government
4:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Reports examine low-income Nebraskans' access to benefits

Nebraska Appleseed says about 180,000 Nebraskans receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP benefits.

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Government
12:49 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Senate supports audits of settlement agreements

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has passed a Democratic-sponsored amendment to a state spending bill that would require the state auditor to look into confidential settlement agreements with fired state workers during Gov. Terry Branstad's current term.

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