legislature

Government
1:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Bills seek to toughen seatbelt, texting while driving laws

Two bills in the Nebraska Legislature would make it a primary offense to not wear a seatbelt or to text while driving.

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Government
7:47 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Heineman asks lawmakers to pull tax cut legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has asked the Legislature's tax-policy committee to kill both of his tax-reform proposals so lawmakers can start a new, inclusive discussion over Nebraska's tax climate.

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Government
9:48 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Iowa Senate Democrats propose commercial property tax cut plan

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a plan for reducing commercial property taxes that they say would help small businesses more than Governor Terry Branstad's tax proposal.

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Government
8:04 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers discuss legislation on horse racing

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The horse racing industry is dismissing an anti-gambling group's allegations that the industry wants to stop live horse racing during a hearing on horse racing bills.

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Government
8:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Iowa lawmakers to discuss Medicaid expansion

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic proposal to expand Medicaid in Iowa is coming up for debate in a Senate subcommittee.

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Government
12:48 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

First-round approval given to bill reducing the size of the OPS board

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An overhaul bill to shrink the Omaha Public Schools board has won first-round approval in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Government
8:57 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Relocation incentives could bring more people to rural Nebraska

The Nebraska Legislature's Urban Affairs Committee is considering a bill that would allow communities to use local option sales tax revenue to create incentives for people to relocate to those areas.

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Government
8:23 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Legislation would require congenital heart screenings for newborns

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Doctors who treat newborns are urging Nebraska lawmakers to support a bill that would require congenital heart screenings as a way to help spot potential health threats.

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Government
2:11 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Gov. Heineman outlines plans for individual, corporate income tax cuts

Exemptions on medical equipment, prescription drugs, and manufacturing machinery are among those Governor Dave Heineman wants removed from the state’s tax code.

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Government
2:19 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Governor's budget request includes more money for schools

Governor Dave Heineman’s budget request includes additional state aid for K-12 schools.

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