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.

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.

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.