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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The board that projects Nebraska's tax revenue is predicting the state will collect less than expected, creating an estimated $132 million budget shortfall.

A two-year federal budget deal is awaiting President Obama’s signature.

The Nebraska Attorney General’s office says open meetings and public records laws apply to Omaha’s Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will disclose all of his personal out-of-state trips and is working with the Nebraska State Patrol to improve tracking of his security detail's overtime expenses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents who rely on public benefits are spending less time on the phone waiting for someone to help them.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that opposes Nebraska's death penalty says the state won't be able to import lethal injection drugs without violating federal law and exposing itself to additional legal challenges.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An appeals court has reversed the dismissal of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former Iowa Senate Republican Caucus aide.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska regulators have quietly inspected Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's Lincoln and Omaha clinics at the request of Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A department director has acknowledged in a court hearing that the Iowa Medicaid director likely had improper communication with an insurance company worker but says that didn't taint the state's selection of companies to run Iowa's program.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two Nebraska farmers and one from Iowa have been recognized by the White House for their efforts to support the government's sustainable and climate-smart agriculture program.

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