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Government
1:40 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Debate continues on Nebraska winner-take-all bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are still debating a proposal to reinstate the winner-take-all system for awarding its electoral votes in presidential races.

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Government
1:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Neb. governor supports tax exemption for ag parts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman is voicing support for a bill that would exempt agricultural repair and replacement parts from Nebraska's sales tax.

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Government
1:10 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Democrats seek boost in Iowa education funding

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats who hold the majority in the Iowa Senate want to boost state education funding for the 2015 school year, but the Republican governor and Republicans controlling the state House have shown little interest in considering the proposal this year.

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Government
8:18 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Legislation would allocate $8 million for a new black history museum

A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would put $8 million toward a new Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha.

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Health/Medical
8:14 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Medicaid backers turn to those who didn't qualify

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Less than a year after lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, supporters are turning to a new group of allies: Low-income people who now realize that don't quality for coverage.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Senator Introduces Bill to Allow Concealed Handguns in School

Senator Mark Christensen, of Imperial, recently introduced legislation that would allow teachers and school staff, who are properly trained, to carry concealed handguns in schools.

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Government
1:09 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Auditor: Nebraska has 30 days to repay $22 million

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State Auditor Mike Foley says Nebraska has been given 30 days to repay nearly $22 million to the federal government because of the state's troubled effort to privatize child welfare services.

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Government
8:53 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Nebraska lawmaker pushes for casino gambling

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who favors legalized gambling is trying to get the issue before the voters again, offering the enticement of a reduction in property taxes.

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Government
1:58 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Neb. lawmaker proposes redistricting commission

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to create an independent commission that would propose legislative boundaries in Nebraska without factoring partisan politics into its decision.

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Government
1:01 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

State of the State: Gov. Heineman calls for tax cuts

Governor Dave Heineman says Nebraska can afford up to $500 million in tax cuts.

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