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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Six lawmakers are asking Nebraska's secretary of state to reject a request for voter information from President Donald Trump's voting commission.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's roads and aeronautics agencies are formally merging into a new state Department of Transportation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are trying to contact more than 430 parents who are owed child support after discovering that the Department of Health and Human Services didn't send payments in a timely manner.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is thanking the Trump administration for its decision to cancel a program designed to protect certain immigrants who came the U.S. illegally but have children who are American citizens.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More Nebraska students will see the state Capitol and other historic sites under a new grant program designed to help schools that have cut field trips from their budgets.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa could see more than $100 million cut from federal grants that would reduce finances for early education, job training and low-income assistance.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who wants to put a property tax reduction measure on the 2018 ballot has started meeting with farm groups to help finance a possible petition drive.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lyle Strom says he'll transition to inactive senior status in December.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is shuffling his staff as an aide switches to a new role on his re-election campaign.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Private school administrators, parents and advocates say they'll keep pushing Nebraska lawmakers to pass school choice legislation next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator is vowing to launch a statewide ballot drive to lower property taxes if lawmakers don't address the issue next year.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith says cuts to farm subsidies and other rural programs outlined in President Donald Trump's budget proposal will likely be "perceived as unfair cuts" by constituents and Congress.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature's longtime sergeant-at-arms is retiring after a 58-year career in public service.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A member of the Metropolitan Community College District board in Omaha says she wants to represent Nebraska's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have created a new oversight committee to monitor the state's prison system.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have rejected several attempts to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' budget vetoes, citing concerns about the state's finances despite warnings that the governor's cuts would hurt vulnerable residents.

The Omaha Press Club held a special Noon Forum earlier this week focused on Congressman Don Bacon and his first 100 days in office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is touting Nebraska's trade relationship with Mexico as the Trump administration prepares for new talks with Mexico and Canada over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Elected officials and community leaders are applauding the passage of a Nebraska bill that will result in longer prison sentences for people who buy and sell sex.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have adopted resolutions affirming the state's support for refugees and young immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Child Arrivals.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As Nebraska lawmakers prepare to end their legislative session, many of the most high-profile bills have fallen by the wayside but are likely to emerge again next year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A measure criticized as harmful to Nebraska's craft breweries has been defeated in the Legislature.

Paul Landow, Professor in the Political Science Department at UNO, says the mayoral race was a close, hard fought election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to amend the Nebraska constitution to require voters to present photo IDs is dead for the year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have passed an $8.9 billion, two-year state budget after a showdown over state spending and tax collections.

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Democrats have again fallen just short of an election victory as Heath Mello lost the Omaha mayoral race after a fierce debate within the national party over his anti-abortion views.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Convicted felons who finish their prison sentences will still have to wait two years before they can vote in Nebraska.

 

 

Former Nebraska State Senator Heath Mello says he began his career in public service more by accident than anything. Of course, the encouragement he received from his boss and then-senator Ben Nelson helped.

  

 

  

  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts' tax package may have failed this year, but some advocates and senators say they still hope to salvage property tax legislation in the session's final days.

As the city’s 51stmayor and the city’s first female mayor, Jean Stothert said she’s learned that leadership doesn’t come without its fair share of knocks.

  

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