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12:58 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Ricketts signs Nebraska veterans bill despite concerns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a bill to extend educational benefits to veterans and their spouses, despite concerns that it could contradict Nebraska's same-sex marriage ban.

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Government
9:02 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Nebraska eyes Medicaid 'redesign' bill to close coverage gap

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers who want to close Nebraska's health care coverage gap are taking a new approach after two previous attempts to expand Medicaid failed.

Senator Kathy Campbell presented her Medicaid "redesign" bill to a committee Wednesday.

It would require the state to apply for a federal waiver to develop its own Medicaid plan, as other states have done. Residents who fall into the coverage gap would be pulled into the current Medicaid program until the federal waiver is approved.

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Government
1:00 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

$7 million to save Nebraska child welfare wins approval

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $7 million cash transfer to prevent the state's child welfare system from running out of money by mid-April.

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Government
1:24 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Partisan motives alleged in push to open Nebraska votes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The last election gave Republicans an even larger majority in Nebraska's nonpartisan Legislature, and now some conservatives are seeking to end the secret votes that let lawmakers break from their party when choosing legislative leaders.

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Government
7:11 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Ricketts to conduct national search for Dept. of Roads head

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will conduct a national search for a new director of the Nebraska Department of Roads.

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Government
7:09 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Nebraska panel approves bill allowing teenage governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Eighteen-year-olds could serve as state legislators, governor or lieutenant governor under a resolution that will be debated on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
7:07 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Panel eyes mental health, oversight in Nebraska's prisons

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative panel is looking at ways to reduce crowding, expand oversight and increase access to mental health services in Nebraska's problem-plagued corrections department.

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Government
12:21 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Ricketts to conduct national search for Dept. of Roads head

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will conduct a national search for a new director of the Nebraska Department of Roads.

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Government
11:47 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Hearing set Thursday on Nebraska's gay marriage ban

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal judge will be asked Thursday to tell the state of Nebraska that it immediately must recognize same-sex marriages while a lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban proceeds.

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Government
1:31 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Ricketts signs first bills into law as Nebraska governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed the first bills sent to him since he took office.

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