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Government
11:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Lawmakers approve $7.8 billion budget package

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $7.8 billion budget package with additional state aid for property tax relief.

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Government
10:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Branstad supports Workforce Development director

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is standing behind the director of Iowa Workforce Development who has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers for allegedly improperly pressuring judges who hear unemployment cases to rule against workers and in favor of employers.

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Government
7:53 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Nebraska Medicaid bill dead, but debate not over

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's latest attempt to expand Medicaid may have died this year, but the issue is certain survive through the November elections and beyond.

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Government
6:48 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Bill to boost Neb. animal cruelty law advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to strengthen Nebraska's animal cruelty law has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
8:12 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Nebraska senators debate redistricting overhaul

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering an overhaul of the state's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.

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Government
2:50 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Opponents try to derail Neb. mountain lion bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to eliminate Nebraska's mountain lion hunting season has hit a snag in the Legislature.

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Government
10:12 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Heineman reinforces support for 'good time' reform

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman says he still wants to see a reform of Nebraska's "good time" law in the Legislature's efforts to reform state prisons.

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Omaha
2:30 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Winona LaDuke speaks at UNO

A Native American advocate says the U.S. is in an “incredibly challenged” time.

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Government
1:50 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Nebraska lawmakers won't expand Medicaid this year

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to expand health care coverage to low-income Nebraskans won't make it out of the Legislature this year.

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Government
7:59 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Health, fiscal costs cited in Neb. Medicaid debate

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to extend health-care coverage to low-income Nebraskans is once again stirring debate among lawmakers.

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