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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — By rejecting bills this session on either side of gay and transgender issues, Nebraska lawmakers acknowledged that while they're willing to take stands on some social issues, they're hesitant to take up matters dealing with gay and transgender rights.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has signed a bill that would extend Nebraska's equal-pay law to businesses with two or more employees.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would encourage some Nebraska school districts to lower their property tax levies has won first-round approval in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has approved a new state budget with no line-item vetoes.

Research shows that if kids start voting when they’re 18, they are more likely to be lifelong voters.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would have given a property tax exemption to Nebraska farm homes has stalled in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is standing by a new state license plate that was widely mocked as boring and sexually suggestive.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A leading abortion opponent is accusing state officials of selectively enforcing a policy that forbids advocacy groups from picketing inside the Nebraska Capitol.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A push to impose statewide rules for police body cameras in Nebraska faces little opposition in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal officials are touting a new Nebraska Medicaid proposal as a way to boost the state economy while increasing access to mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Time is running out for Nebraska lawmakers to address some of the most high-profile issues of the year, and legislative leaders now concede that some priorities probably won't get debated. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New proposed regulations for Nebraska's oil and gas industry are awaiting action from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state judicial nominating committee will hold a public hearing next month to receive information on candidates to fill a vacant eastern Nebraska judgeship. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will not weigh in on a constitutional amendment restricting state influence in agriculture this November. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Speaker of the Legislature Galen Hadley is condemning state Sen. Ernie Chambers for a reference he made to gun violence. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska property tax bill championed by Gov. Pete Ricketts is headed to the full Legislature for debate. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator says the Legislature is only "kicking the can down the road" by continuing to allow discrimination against employees based on sexual orientation or gender identity. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Volunteer emergency responders could get a tax credit under a bill that won first-round approval in the Nebraska Legislature. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska drivers will replace their meadowlark and goldenrod license plates next year with a new design honoring the state's 150th birthday.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to repeal Nebraska's ban on federal food assistance for drug felons is all but dead for the year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's attorney general says he is disappointed but unsurprised by the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of Nebraska and Oklahoma's effort to have Colorado's pot legalization declared unconstitutional.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an effort by Nebraska and Oklahoma to have Colorado's pot legalization declared unconstitutional.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have endorsed a funding boost for college and university facilities, behavioral health programs and the state's beleaguered prison system.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Lincoln City Council has voted to ban smoking at city bus stops and bus shelters.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers who want to extend health coverage to Nebraska's Medicaid gap population are planning to propose a compromise they say would reduce uncertainty about the program's costs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A divided legislative committee has advanced a proposal that would use federal Medicaid dollars and state money to provide health insurance to low-income Nebraska residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents can now file a consumer complaint, report a scam and register with the federal "Do Not Call" registry under a new state website.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature will begin debate next week on a proposed two-year, $8.7 billion budget.

The Nebraska Democratic Caucus results were a pretty resounding victory for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Women will remain a minority in the Nebraska Legislature no matter how many votes they receive in the upcoming election.

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