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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee is shifting away from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts' tax proposals and toward alternative solutions as farmers and ranchers clamor for property tax relief.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers will debate a bill aimed at making sure adoptive parents do not lose parental rights if they change their minds about allowing contact with a child's birth parents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have declined to join a national campaign seeking to amend the Constitution and limit the federal government's power.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could have a tougher time passing new restrictions on farming and ranching under a proposed ballot measure.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa would have a better grasp of how many untested rape kits may be languishing at law enforcement agencies around the state under a bill advancing through the Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's tobacco tax could more than double under a bill that is drawing praise from health officials but strong criticism from retailers, grocers and smokers.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Senate has passed legislation that would dismantle plans to switch Iowa's $4.2 billion Medicaid program into private management, though the bill isn't expected to advance in the divided Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Advocates for survivors of sexual assaults in Nebraska say some victims mistakenly receive statements for medical costs of sexual assault exams, despite state and federal law prohibiting such notices.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are considering a ballot measure that would let 18-year-olds serve in state office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could abandon its title as one of only two states without a program to monitor prescription painkillers.

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