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Government
6:06 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Johanns Delivers Farewell Speech

Last week, US Senator Mike Johanns delivered his farewell address from the Senate floor.

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Government
1:26 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Nebraska gets plan for easing prison crunch

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A research group says its $33 million plan to expand probation and other programs could save Nebraska more than nine times as much in prison construction and operation over the next several years.

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Government
1:24 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Iowa revenue ticks higher but slowdown possible

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel of state budget experts says state revenue continues to grow but at a slower pace than recent years which means lawmakers may need to show spending restraint in next year's state budget.

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Nebraska
1:22 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Report looks at costs, outcomes of incarcerating youth

A new report says Nebraska spends more than $126,000 a year to incarcerate a young person.

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Government
2:26 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bellevue City Council rejects public comment proposal

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — The Bellevue City Council has defeated a proposal that would have changed public comments by setting up new filtering procedures.

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Business
2:22 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Iowa business group wants Legislature to address workforce issues

The Iowa Chamber Alliance says it wants that state’s legislature to focus on programs that lead to more highly skilled workers.

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Government
2:16 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Nebraska employment record expected in 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The governor says Nebraska employment is expected to top 1.1 million next year, a record high.

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Nebraska
8:35 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Nebraska center for disabled continues improving

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — State officials say a southeast Nebraska center for the developmentally disabled may be getting close to the end of monitoring by the U.S. Justice Department.

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Government
1:40 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

DOT: Iowans will use app to show driver's license

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Transportation officials say Iowa residents will soon use a smartphone app to show their state driver's license.

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Lancaster County
8:36 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Lincoln extending benefits to same-sex spouses

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's mayor has approved extending health insurance and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of city workers.

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