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Government
8:29 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers hear testimony on alcohol retailer certification training

Nebraska’s alcohol retailers might have to put their employees through certification training if LB 444 wins legislative approval.

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Government
6:06 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Sen. Johanns co-sponsors legislation to repeal parts of ACA

Courtesy of Senator Johanns Office

U-S Senator Mike Johanns has co-sponsored a bill to repeal part of President Obama’s healthcare law.

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Government
2:53 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Creighton economist doesn't expect sequester to significantly impact Nebraska's economy

A Creighton University economist doesn’t expect the sequester will have widespread negative impacts on the regional economy.

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Government
8:18 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Economic Forecasting board predicts uptick in revenue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The board that estimates Nebraska state government tax collections is predicting an uptick in revenue, thanks to the slowly growing state economy.

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Government
8:15 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health care advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the federal health care law, while the state's Medicaid chief says the program is too expensive.

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Government
3:03 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

State of the City: Suttle talks jobs, crime, future goals

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle gives his State of the City address Thursday at UNMC.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle says job creation has to be the city’s top priority.

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Government
10:02 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gov. Heineman maintains opposition to Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is holding firm in his opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion that could come as a result of the federal health care law.

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Government
1:36 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Iowa lawmakers present different budget goals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lawmakers in the state House and Senate are miles apart when it comes to their budget goals.

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Government
1:34 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

State Senator ticketed on suspicion of DUI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh has been ticketed on suspicion of drunken driving in his northwest Omaha district.

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Government
12:08 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Hagel sworn-in as Secretary of Defense, with sequester looming

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is a Vietnam War veteran and a 1971 graduate of UNO.

A Nebraska native, UNO graduate and Vietnam War veteran is now the U.S. Secretary of Defense, and he comes in to the position at a time when the Defense Department faces major budget cuts.

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