LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have declined to join a national campaign seeking to amend the Constitution and limit the federal government's power.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Foster children in Nebraska could have more chances to play sports, join a sleepover with friends and attend school dances under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could have a tougher time passing new restrictions on farming and ranching under a proposed ballot measure.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska groups that accept refugees from war-torn countries no longer have to worry about a bill that would have held them liable if one of the new arrivals commits a crime.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would impose statewide rules for police body cameras in Nebraska is stoking a debate over how and when the recordings should be made public.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of farms and ranches in Nebraska declined again last year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With Nebraska's ban on gay foster parents no longer in place, Christian placement agencies say they might be forced to choose between their religious beliefs and state funding.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa would have a better grasp of how many untested rape kits may be languishing at law enforcement agencies around the state under a bill advancing through the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal designed to expedite work on Nebraska roads projects is drawing a wide range of supporters, but some lawmakers are questioning their plan to pay for it.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The head of Iowa's Medicaid program has emphasized the state is ready to switch to private management on March 1, despite some remaining issues being monitored by federal officials.

A Creighton University law professor says the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice shouldn’t wait until after the November election.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four finalists have been selected after a national search for a new chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has decided to continue a business specialty court that began hearing cases in 2013 as a pilot project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and the Northern Ponca Housing Authority have each received grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to tackle housing issues.

Omaha Performing Arts will not move forward with plans to redevelop 19,000 square feet of land downtown.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several of the University of Nebraska's biggest projects at its Lincoln and Omaha campuses are being built through private partnerships that don't use public bidding.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected a constitutional challenge to the state's 4-year statute of limitations on paternity requests.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The nation's only ban on meatpackers owning hogs has ended due to a new Nebraska law that allows processers to control the animals from birth to slaughter.

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — A project to replace Offutt Air Force Base's crumbling runway appears to be moving forward, but key questions have yet to be answered.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Senate has passed legislation that would dismantle plans to switch Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into private management, though the bill isn't expected to advance in the divided Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The state corrections director says transforming Nebraska's prisons must begin by expanding and improving lower-security facilities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's net tax receipts were slightly higher than estimated in January.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission says without substantive proof the agency cannot act on allegations that beer-sellers in Whiteclay are abusing their licenses.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is coming to Nebraska to campaign for her mother ahead of the state's March 5 Democratic presidential caucuses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The chairwoman of a committee that investigated problems with Nebraska's public benefits service says the system has improved, but lawmakers should continue their oversight.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates for survivors of sexual assaults in Nebraska say some victims mistakenly receive statements for medical costs of sexual assault exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting such notices.

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A new administrator has been announced for the Beatrice State Developmental Center.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan on passing a bill next week that would halt Gov. Terry Branstad's plans to turn over management of the state's Medicaid program to three private companies.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would ban small, flame-powered paper air balloons in Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has appointed an eastern Nebraska judge to serve on the state Supreme Court.