Wind energy tax exemption is again debated

May 30th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature passed a controversial wind power bill Wednesday. Gov. Dave Heineman signed a juvenile justice reform bill. And State Auditor Mike Foley announced he’s found more problems with the Department of Health and Human Services.

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Increased penalties for human trafficking

May 28th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Penalties for soliciting prostitutes less than 18 years old would be increased, under a bill aimed at human trafficking that’s advancing in the Legislature

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Busy day for state legislature

May 21st, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Cities in Nebraska won’t lose their ability to raise sales taxes; a key senator has all but given up on expanding Medicaid this year, and there’s trouble with beer trucks in Whiteclay.

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UNO Baseball team claims schools first Division-I conference title

May 19th, 2013

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – The University of Nebraska Omaha baseball team made waves this weekend, winning the school’s first Division-I conference Championship.

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Death penalty to stay on books at least one more year

May 15th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska’s death penalty law will remain in place for at least another year, as senators who want to repeal it fell short of getting enough votes to overcome a filibuster today/Tuesday. Meanwhile, senators voted to override Gov. Dave Heinemans’ veto of a teachers’ retirement bill.

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How to care for retired state employees?

May 8th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature reversed itself and approved a pension funding bill Tuesday, after supporters warned that failing to do so would cost taxpayers more money.

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