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Government
11:36 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Unicameral gives final approval to death penalty repeal

Governor Pete Ricketts says he’ll veto bills to repeal Nebraska’s death penalty and end mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes.

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Government
6:14 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Death penalty repeal headed to final vote in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska has cleared another critical vote in the Legislature.

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Government
8:07 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Budget negotiations continue in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Budget haggling continues in the Iowa Legislature, as lawmakers seek a compromise financial deal for the next fiscal year.

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Government
12:24 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Gas tax increase wins final approval in Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have given final approval to a proposed increase in Nebraska's gas tax, but appeared to be short of the support needed to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' expected veto.

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Government
3:31 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

Reversing course, Nebraska senators OK chief medical officer

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have reversed their decision not to confirm the state's chief medical officer, despite criticism of his previous interactions with the Legislature.

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Government
8:23 am
Wed May 6, 2015

Iowa House OKs budget bills on agriculture, judicial branch

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has passed budget bills that would fund several services including the state's judicial branch and natural resources department.

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Government
3:25 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Nebraska senators approve controversial State Patrol leader

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Senators have approved Gov. Pete Ricketts' choice to lead the Nebraska State Patrol despite concerns about his involvement in a gender discrimination lawsuit 10 years ago.

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Government
7:42 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Personal property tax break for Nebraska businesses advances

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill moving through the Legislature.

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Government
9:30 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Difference over surplus money delays legislative adjournment

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At the center of the unresolved Iowa budget is a simple disagreement on how to count the money.

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Government
7:50 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Big issues loom for Nebraska lawmakers as session nears end

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With a little more than a month left in the session, Nebraska lawmakers still to have to take final action on some of the year's largest and most contentious issues.

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