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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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Government
11:23 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Creighton economist expects recession in 2013 without action on the fiscal cliff

A Creighton University economist expects an economic slowdown in 2013 if lawmakers fail to act to prevent the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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Government
3:43 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Nebraska DMV director to lead National Safety Council Nebraska office

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of Nebraska's Department of Motor Vehicles is resigning to take a new job in Omaha.

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Government
9:19 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Iowa Secretary of State examining signature verification system

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa secretary of state is considering a signature verification system to help ensure voters are who they say they are.

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Government
6:06 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Johanns: Congress must address Fiscal Cliff

Senator Mike Johanns

U.S. Senator Mike Johanns says he supports the Senate Republicans’ decision to continue their moratorium on earmarks in the 113th Congress.

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General News
6:06 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Senator Ben Nelson at November Press Club

US Senator Ben Nelson

U.S. Senator Ben Nelson was the guest speaker at last week’s Omaha Press Club Noon Forum.

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Government
1:00 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Nebraska opts for federally-run health insurance exchange

The state of Nebraska will participate in a federally-run health insurance exchange, according to Governor Dave Heineman.

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