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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is personally lobbying senators to try to stop them from overriding his veto of a bill that would allow certain immigrants to get professional licenses.

One lawmaker said Wednesday that the governor called him in hopes of swaying his vote, but failed to persuade him. Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings says in an open letter to Ricketts that he will continue to support the legislation.

Omaha Public Power District released its 2015 annual report this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As states look to reduce spending on prison and deal with overcrowded conditions, many are opting out of a federal law that bans convicted drug felons from ever receiving food stamps.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has rejected an effort to overhaul Nebraska's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency is seeking public feedback on its newly released prioritized list of top projects for MAPA funding in the Fiscal Year 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A task force is seeking help for two research projects in the Nebraska Sandhills.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature will end the session having passed a budget and property tax measures, but many other proposals have fallen by the wayside.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Efforts to repair Nebraska's crumbling county bridges and complete the state's unfinished expressway system will get a funding boost from a new law backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

This Thursday, the Omaha Police Foundation will present its 16th annual Omaha Police Officer of the Year Awards.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would allow immigrants granted temporary lawful status after coming to the country illegally to work in more than 170 professions.

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