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Government
9:52 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Lawmaker seeks audit of 'no-show' Iowa appointee

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A state senator is requesting an audit into an arrangement in which Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz allowed his top aide to keep a $126,000 annual salary after eliminating the job.

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Government
2:54 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Branstad denies he has governance issues

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is brushing aside the contention of a former top aide that he has issues with governing and needs to fix some problems in the executive branch.

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Government
6:19 am
Sat April 26, 2014

Iowa Senate passes whistleblower, oversight bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has passed a Democrat-sponsored bill that guarantees state workers expanded whistleblower protections and addresses other issues including secret settlement agreements, and hiring and firing practices.

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Government
8:10 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Nebraska senator seeks minimum wage ballot measure

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state senator is working on a possible ballot measure to increase Nebraska's minimum wage.

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Government
8:08 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Bill to end dog racing surfaces in Senate

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that would end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs but permits racing to continue in Dubuque is scheduled to be considered Thursday morning by a Senate subcommittee.

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Government
8:06 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Governor touts Nebraska jobs for veterans

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets.

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Government
4:51 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Iowa House backs tax credits for wind energy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The project completion deadline and tax credits for wind energy and other renewable energy projects would be extended under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the Iowa House.

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Government
2:10 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Heineman vetoes nurse practitioner regulation bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nurse practitioners will still need to collaborate with physicians in order to practice in Nebraska, after the governor vetoed a bill that would have changed state regulations.

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Government
12:19 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Bill proposes new state hiring, firing practices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Senate Government Oversight Committee is proposing a bill that would make sweeping changes in some state government practices.

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Government
8:06 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Same issues, new faces for 2015 Nebraska session

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will face many of the same issues in 2015 that they failed to pass this year, but more than one-third of the senators will be new.

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