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1:44 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

House to vote next week on Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders say the House will vote next week on legislation to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and send it to President Barack Obama. Obama has threatened a veto.

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Government
1:43 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Nebraska lawmakers advance $10 increase for marriage fees

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Getting a marriage license in Nebraska could cost an extra $10 under a bill advanced by lawmakers.

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Government
1:52 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Winter weather delays vote on Nebraska marriage fees bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Winter weather has postponed a vote on a bill to increase Nebraska's marriage license fees.

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Government
10:50 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Nebraska's Sasse to lead US Senate agriculture subcommittee

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse has been named chairman of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security.

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Government
10:48 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Retirees ask Nebraska senators to expand income tax cuts

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's civilian and military retirees are once again asking lawmakers for tax breaks, saying a package approved last year didn't go far enough.

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Government
1:06 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Nebraska could require carbon monoxide detectors in homes

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An increase in carbon monoxide poisoning calls last year could prompt Nebraska lawmakers to require alarms in homes and apartments.

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Government
7:34 am
Sat January 24, 2015

Nebraskans pack public hearing to argue voter ID bill

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a Nebraska voter identification bill packed a public hearing in a fierce debate over the measure.

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Government
8:32 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Nebraska gun advocates, opponents argue over new bills

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gun control advocates and opponents are squaring off on a series of new measures in the Legislature.

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Government
1:26 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Ricketts emphasizes taxes, jobs in first State of the State

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to lower property taxes statewide while expanding tax breaks for farmers, ranchers and military retirees.

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Government
8:04 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Nebraska Farm Bureau endorses 4 property tax measures

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Farm Bureau has endorsed four measures designed to lower property taxes for farmers and ranchers.

President Steve Nelson said Tuesday that the bills would ease the financial burden on producers.

The bills were introduced by Sens. Lydia Brasch of Bancroft and Dan Watermeier of Syracuse. Two measures would lower the taxable value of agricultural land, although one would only apply to schools. Those schools would likely see an increase in state aid.

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