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Government
8:23 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Report looks at impact of Douglas County Health Center

A new report shows the Douglas County Health Center generated $36 million in wages and salary in 2012.

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Government
8:11 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Nebraska roads bonding bill overcomes filibuster

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill to allow bond financing for Nebraska road projects overcame a filibuster in the Legislature by lawmakers concerned about taking on the debt.

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Government
10:40 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Lawmakers move forward to end Iowa dog racing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa House panel has moved forward on a bill to end greyhound racing in Iowa and pay breeders and employees in the industry up to $70 million.

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Government
8:05 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Suicide prevention bill for Neb. schools advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require suicide awareness and prevention training for Nebraska public-school employees has won initial approval in the Legislature.

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Government
8:02 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Nebraska bill targeting synthetic drugs advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a bill to ban new forms of popular synthetic drugs, including K2 and bath salts.

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Government
7:53 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Transparency bill for Neb. county boards advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill designed to prevent Nebraska county supervisors from making decisions behind closed doors has won first-round approval in the Legislature.

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Government
11:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Lawmakers approve $7.8 billion budget package

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $7.8 billion budget package with additional state aid for property tax relief.

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Government
10:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Branstad supports Workforce Development director

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is standing behind the director of Iowa Workforce Development who has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers for allegedly improperly pressuring judges who hear unemployment cases to rule against workers and in favor of employers.

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Government
7:53 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Nebraska Medicaid bill dead, but debate not over

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's latest attempt to expand Medicaid may have died this year, but the issue is certain survive through the November elections and beyond.

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Government
6:48 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Bill to boost Neb. animal cruelty law advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to strengthen Nebraska's animal cruelty law has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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