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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is pushing for a special new court that would focus on veterans.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has told Iowa lawmakers he wants to invest more money in education and water quality initiatives for the upcoming fiscal year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska attorney general is backing a piece of legislation he says is crucial to protecting consumer information.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts will visit 10 Nebraska cities to discuss his legislative agenda following his annual State of the State address to lawmakers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two cities will get their first visits from President Barack Obama after his final State of the Union address.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A veteran prosecutor and Nebraska state senator want the veil of secrecy lifted from grand jury investigations into police shootings.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad wants to extend a one-cent sales tax established in 2008 to make improvements in school buildings by 20 years and to divert a portion of the money toward water quality projects.

Nebraska Appleseed wants the Unicameral to study for-profit colleges to determine if those schools are engaging in “problematic practices.”

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A newspaper reports that policies governing Iowa police and sheriff's departments' use of body cameras don't meet nationally recommended standards.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A public interest group wants the Legislature to examine the practices and performance measures of for-profit colleges operating in Nebraska.

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