LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will face substantial budget challenges in next year's legislative session, but some are wary of draining too much from their rainy-day fund to cover state expenses.

OFFUTT AIR BASE, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's new senators are getting a preview of issues they'll have to tackle in January, including an estimated $900 million budget shortfall.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state agency has paid $57 million in fines and penalties to federal agencies over the last five years, but department officials say they're taken steps to reduce the likelihood of future mistakes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will face a projected $1.2 billion shortfall when lawmakers convene in January, but legislative leaders aren't planning yet for a special session.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Nebraska Legislature has won a tight race in Grand Island, based on unofficial results.


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is running for a second four-year term.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's Legislature could see big changes now that voters have swept nearly half a dozen incumbents out of office, an outcome that will add even more new faces to next year's session.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett was disappointed when Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the election last week, but he will support Republican Donald Trump as president.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska collected $233 million in net tax revenue in October, right on par with projections.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican Don Bacon has won Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District seat and defeated incumbent Democrat Brad Ashford.

The race was still too close to call early Wednesday morning with election officials determining that Republican challenger Don Bacon held a slight edge over incumbent Democratic Rep. Brad Ashford with only about 70 percent of the vote counted.

The Republican nominee won Wednesday after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.

GOP candidates prevailed in enough races Tuesday to remain the dominant party even though senators aren't controlled by formal party leadership.

Trump easily won Nebraska's four other electoral votes Tuesday, but the outcome of the 2nd congressional district remained unclear until well after midnight.

The action reverses the Legislature's decision last year to repeal capital punishment.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republicans dominate politics in Nebraska, but there still will be plenty of uncertainty as voters go to the polls on Election Day.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Voters will have an opportunity Tuesday to reverse an action taken by the Legislature and reinstate Nebraska's death penalty, but moving forward with executions could take years.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln, an artist, a philosophy student and other residents have come together to discuss how the creation of creative spaces improves health and well-being.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha City Council president says he wants the Legislature to disband the Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission or add oversight by elected officials.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's upcoming general election might seem like a low-key affair with no U.S. Senate or governor's races on the ballot, but Republicans view it as a chance to reassert the state's conservative leanings.

Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse predicts a voter turnout for the 2016 Statewide Presidential General Election of 70% in Douglas County.

Join us Tuesday at 7:00 PM for live election night coverage from NPR  and local updates from Omaha Public Radio.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A state official who is coordinating Nebraska's response to human trafficking is retiring later this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers and their staffs can no longer use the state's secure network for personal business under a new policy approved by a legislative committee.

During the lead up to the election, most voters have had the opportunity to hear a lot about the candidates running for president, but what about those running in the local races?

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The bus system that serves Omaha and neighboring Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be giving free rides to the polls next week.

Last Day for Early Voting Approaches

Oct 31, 2016

Omaha, Nebr. - The deadline for voters to vote an early voting ballot in person at the Election Commission is Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale is pulling a set of public service announcements off the air amid criticism that they could mislead voters about a death penalty ballot measure.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican vice presidential hopeful Mike Pence is set to make a campaign stop in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says the budget he proposes to lawmakers next year won't raise taxes and will slow the growth of state government.