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Lethal injection drugs bound for Nebraska halted in India

Sep 18, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An attempt to ship lethal injection drugs from India to Nebraska was thwarted several weeks ago when the items were flagged because they didn't have proper papers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — People who pay taxes on Nebraska land and buildings will get a tax credit of roughly $94 per $100,000 of valuation this year under the new state budget.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska school accountability and improvement system will be taking a test run this summer before it is implemented in December.

Unicameral gives final approval to death penalty repeal

May 20, 2015

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

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to an $8.6 billion budget, with new spending for property tax reductions, education and a controversial dental-school project in Omaha.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Congress is scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the project could still end up before an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A company has entered a settlement agreement over its solicitations to Nebraska corporations and businesses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska anti-gambling group has filed a lawsuit to keep off the November ballot a measure that would allow betting on previously recorded horse races shown on machines that resemble casino slots.

Chikungunya case confirmed in Douglas County

Jul 18, 2014

Douglas County has its first confirmed case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.

Nebraska gets a B+ when it comes to an overall climate of friendliness for small businesses.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An audit of Veterans Affairs facilities has found nearly 1,000 veterans who requested an initial appointment in Iowa or Nebraska over the last decade, but have not yet been seen.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The case of a woman who wants to divorce her same-sex partner after legally marrying in Iowa is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are planning to gather signatures for a November ballot measure that would raise it to $9 an hour by 2016.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman has signed a bill designed to help Nebraska prepare for floods, water shortages and water quality problems.

Medicaid backers turn to those who didn't qualify

Jan 27, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Less than a year after lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, supporters are turning to a new group of allies: Low-income people who now realize that don't quality for coverage.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A series of new projects will nearly triple Nebraska's wind energy capacity by the end of 2015.

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

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers advanced a measure to reduce the number of days in which registered voters can cast their ballots in person.

Nebraska lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion

Mar 1, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Health care advocates are urging Nebraska lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage as part of the federal health care law, while the state's Medicaid chief says the program is too expensive.