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Government
8:28 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Lawmakers discuss common core standards for Nebraska schools

LINCOLN – The State Board of Education could adopt new nationwide curriculum standards for Nebraska’s public schools under a bill introduced by Sen. Jim Scheer of Norfolk.

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Government
4:23 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Omaha lawmaker details proposal for tax modernization committee

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A key lawmaker in Nebraska's tax debate has released new details about a proposal to create a tax-modernization committee.

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Government
3:52 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Former State Sen. Lavon Heidemann chosen as Lt. Governor

Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann.

Former Nebraska State Senator Lavon Heidemann is the state’s new Lieutenant Governor.

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Government
2:57 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Fischer, Johanns discuss State of the Union address

Nebraska’s U.S. Senators have mixed reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Education
9:56 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Middle East Forum to focus on foreign policy, stability of governments

President Obama’s second term and foreign policy in the Middle East are among the topics that’ll be discussed at a forum Thursday in Omaha.

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Government
7:51 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Senate committee approves Hagel nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided Senate panel has voted to approve the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be the nation's defense secretary.

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Government
8:48 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Kerry hopes for pipeline decision in near future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry promises a "fair and transparent" review of a Canadian company's plan to pipe oil from western Canada that would cross Nebraska.

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Government
9:02 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Modest economic growth forecast in 2013 for Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State forecasters are predicting modest economic and employment growth in Nebraska this year, and a pullback in farm incomes from their all-time highs.

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Government
2:47 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Branstad talks jobs, education reform during Council Bluffs visit

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad discussed jobs, health care, and education during a town hall meeting Thursday in Council Bluffs.
Credit Katie Schubert / KIOS-FM

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says property tax relief, education reform, and job creation are at the top of his list for the 2013 legislative session.

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Government
10:57 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Groups prepare for debate on tax plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A veterans' group has endorsed Gov. Dave Heineman's plan to eliminate Nebraska's corporate and individual income taxes, but opposition is mounting from business groups.

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