legislature

Government
11:43 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Legislation to abolish death penalty off the table in the Unicameral

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to abolish the death penalty in Nebraska is dead for the year.

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Government
9:46 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers give first-round approval to foster care legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would help Nebraska qualify for more federal foster care money has won first-round approval from lawmakers.

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Government
2:29 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Lawmakers pass a measure to help youths transitioning out of foster care

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have granted first-round approval to a measure that would give housing assistance to youths aging out of foster care.

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Government
9:18 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Gay rights legislation draws standing room only crowd at legislative hearings

LINCOLN – More than 100 people came to a Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday on three legislative bills on adoptions and foster care by same-sex couples, and employee protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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Politics & Elections
10:17 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Nebraska Secretary of State wants changes to election laws

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Secretary of State John Gale is recommending changes to a Nebraska law that deals with providing ballots to voters in nursing homes and hospitals on Election Day.

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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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