Income tax cuts argued; budget stalled by dispute over judges

January 31st, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Supporters say the state should cut income taxes to help small business and middle class Nebraskans, while critics say the proposed cuts help mostly the wealthy. And objections to a plan to change how judges are picked delayed dealing with the state’s budget shortfall.

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Friday Faculty Focus: Derrick Nero

January 27th, 2017

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE -This week on Friday Faculty Focus, KVNO’s Brandon McDermott talks to Derrick Nero, Instructor of Teacher Education in the College of Education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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Friday Faculty Focus: Kiran Bastola

January 20th, 2017

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – KVNO’s Brandon McDermott speaks with Associate Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dr. Kiran Bastola. Dr. Bastola recently created the first food computer in Nebraska and hopes to one day have one in every school room in the country.

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Legislature Fights Over Lethal Injection Drug Company Secrecy; Heavican Doubles Down on Budget Warnings

January 20th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Under a proposal in the Nebraska Legislature, The public would not know which companies are supplying Nebraska with death penalty drugs.

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State employee turnover, Sandhills wind farms at issue

January 19th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – In news from Nebraska’s Legislature, The head of the largest state employees’ union says Gov. Ricketts should devote more money to stopping massive turnover instead of pushing for tax cuts. A senator who represents the Sandhills is calling for a moratorium on wind projects there.

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Chief Justice Says Governor’s Budget Would Halt Justice Reforms

January 18th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE -Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican said Tuesday Gov. Pete Ricketts’ proposed budget reductions would halt the progress that’s been made to reform the state’s justice system. Meanwhile, maneuvering continued on proposals affecting abortion and property taxes.

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