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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a transportation company which serves people with disabilities can expand its operations in Lincoln despite objections raised by taxi services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is taking steps to ensure juveniles who get into legal trouble have representation, but lack of resources will exclude children in most counties.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator who sought to change Nebraska's process for drawing congressional and legislative districts says he won't challenge Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of his bill.

Republican Sen. John Murante of Gretna said Tuesday he won't try to override Ricketts because of the GOP governor's arguments that the bill was unconstitutional.

The bill would have created a bipartisan redistricting commission to draw the state's political boundaries. Nebraska's current system requires a legislative committee to propose new maps once every decade, after the census.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is personally lobbying senators to try to stop them from overriding his veto of a bill that would allow certain immigrants to get professional licenses.

One lawmaker said Wednesday that the governor called him in hopes of swaying his vote, but failed to persuade him. Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings says in an open letter to Ricketts that he will continue to support the legislation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As states look to reduce spending on prison and deal with overcrowded conditions, many are opting out of a federal law that bans convicted drug felons from ever receiving food stamps.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has rejected an effort to overhaul Nebraska's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature will end the session having passed a budget and property tax measures, but many other proposals have fallen by the wayside.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Efforts to repair Nebraska's crumbling county bridges and complete the state's unfinished expressway system will get a funding boost from a new law backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would allow immigrants granted temporary lawful status after coming to the country illegally to work in more than 170 professions.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will veto a bill that would allow state employees to receive per diem reimbursement for travel costs instead of reporting their actual expenses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state's spending website could publish financial records from dozens more state agencies under a measure passed by Nebraska lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed the final piece of a property tax package championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Young immigrants who entered the country illegally but were granted lawful status could qualify for more than 100 professional and commercial licenses under a bill approved by Nebraska lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers can keep eating lunches and dinners paid for by lobbyists, at least for now.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska wildlife regulators could raise hunting and fishing permit fees to cover their expenses under a bill headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is urging senators to vote against a bill that would allow deferred-action immigrant youth to qualify professional and commercial licenses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates of a medical marijuana bill that was rejected by Nebraska lawmakers have united behind an effort to place the issue on the November general election ballot, but group leaders say they might not be able to rally enough support before the July 1 deadline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska has one of the nation's lowest participation rates in a new federal program intended to provide school meals to children.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska association that sets policies for high school sports has decided against requiring that participation be guided by a student's gender at birth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally to receive professional licenses has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has approved new whistleblower protections for nurses in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A property tax plan championed by Governor Pete Ricketts is moving through the Nebraska Legislature despite repeated attempts to derail it.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 78-year-old state senator is attempting to run out the clock on Nebraska's legislative session with a filibuster in which he has described getting a colonoscopy and quizzed a colleague about the best way to pour a beer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says nearly half of all Nebraska prison inmates released in the last months of 2015 left without any parole or other supervision.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's longest-serving lawmaker is promising to tie up the rest of this year's legislative session with filibusters to punish his colleagues for decisions he opposed.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska senators have backed an effort to place more agencies on the state's spending transparency website.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off a new debate on a bill that would reinstate the winner-take-all system when awarding the state's presidential electors.

A little over 56,000 voters will have to go to a new polling place starting with the 2016 Statewide Presidential Primary Election on May 10th.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — After years of supporting tax credits for Nebraska's farmers and ranchers, some urban lawmakers are starting to complain that other residents aren't getting a fair share.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have given Nebraska state officials more power to recover Medicaid debts has stalled in the Legislature.

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