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Government
2:20 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Bill would remove elected officials from state health plan

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A lawmaker has introduced a bill that would boot the governor, attorney general and other elected officials off Nebraska's state employee health insurance plan.

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Government
10:48 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Nebraska Legislature returns to session, elects new leaders

LINCOLN--The first day of the 103rd Nebraska Legislative session, Wednesday, Jan. 9, ended with the election of a new speaker and committee chairmen and the swearing in of 11 senators.

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Government
8:49 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Unicameral returns to session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are preparing to commence the 2013 legislative session.

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Government
2:15 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Some Nebraska state employees to get pay raises

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — About 10,000 state employees will see a 2.25 percent pay raise over each of the next two years, following a newly ratified union contract.

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Government
12:03 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Pipeline report goes to Governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state evaluation of TransCanada's route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline through Nebraska has been sent to the governor.

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Government
8:42 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Sen. Johanns gets committee assignments

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns has been named to the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, as well as those dealing with agriculture, banking and veterans.

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Government
2:21 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Budget, health care issues before lawmakers during upcoming session

The Nebraska Legislature returns to session next week to begin the process of putting together a new two-year budget.

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Government
10:26 am
Tue January 1, 2013

Iowa lawmakers return to session January 14

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislators and state agency officials have requested about 500 bills that will be introduced in the Legislature's upcoming session.

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Government
11:05 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Heineman: school shooting an "evil tragedy"

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26, including 20 children, was an evil tragedy, but the response should include more than just gun control.

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Government
5:09 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Sen. Johanns: fiscal cliff tax increases would hurt Nebraska families

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns, R-NE

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says a combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to happen in January would hurt Nebraska families’ bottom lines.

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