nebraska

Government
9:04 am
Sun March 17, 2013

NU budget official warns of tuition increases, program cuts without Legislative action

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A budget official with the University of Nebraska says the four-campus system would be have to increase tuition by about 4 percent each of the next two years or make program cuts if its state funding comes in shorter than expected.

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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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Business
6:06 am
Fri March 15, 2013

New Report Analyzes States' Small Businesses

The Small Business Profile for the States and Territories is an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses.

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Government
5:29 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Electronic tax filing recommended this season

88 percent of Nebraska taxpayers filed their taxes online last year.

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Government
11:50 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Legislation introduced to abolish death penalty in Nebraska

Nebraska would become the 18th state in the United States to abolish the death penalty under a bill introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha.

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Government
10:52 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Lawmaker calls for statewide sexual abuse training policy for schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker wants to require the state Department of Education to develop a child sexual abuse policy.

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Government
8:29 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Nebraska lawmakers hear testimony on alcohol retailer certification training

Nebraska’s alcohol retailers might have to put their employees through certification training if LB 444 wins legislative approval.

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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
8:18 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Economic Forecasting board predicts uptick in revenue

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The board that estimates Nebraska state government tax collections is predicting an uptick in revenue, thanks to the slowly growing state economy.

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Government
10:02 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Gov. Heineman maintains opposition to Medicaid expansion

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is holding firm in his opposition to a proposed Medicaid expansion that could come as a result of the federal health care law.

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