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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state oversight agency report says Nebraska's child welfare system showed little progress in keeping children in their homes.

PENDER, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for a case that will determine whether businesses that sell alcohol in the village of Pender can be regulated by the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska.

Nebraska is set to receive $1.5 billion over the next five years in federal highway funding.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska advocacy group has called on the state prison system to bulk up its inmate educational programs to better prepare inmates for jobs and prevent further crimes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is turning to the public to build support for his bill to legalize medical cannabis.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A House Republican leader says Iowa lawmakers will need to make deep cuts to the budget next year, but he did not elaborate.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska legislative committee has released a report recommending more oversight of how the state addresses access and funding issues with mental health services.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A joint legislative committee has failed to reach a consensus on ways to reduce Nebraska's reliance on property taxes to pay for schools.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says there is no reason to delay plans to shift Iowa's Medicaid operation to private management, even though a judge has recommended that the state throw out one of four contracts awarded to companies to run the program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An administrative law judge has recommended Iowa throw out one of four contracts awarded to private companies set to take over the state's Medicaid program in January.

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