Revenue forecast drops as University seeks more money; “Choose Life” plate debate continues

February 27th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – There was more bad budget news for the state of Nebraska Monday, as revenue forecasts were cut again even as the university asked for more money.

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Legislature moves to add juvenile court judges; sex trafficking penalties get hearing

February 23rd, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Efforts to improve the juvenile justice system moved ahead, and tougher penalties for sex traffickers were advocated in the Nebraska Legislature Thursday.

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Raising sales tax to cut property taxes heard; religious garments in public schools advances

February 23rd, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Sales tax hike for property tax cut heard; religious garments in public schools advance in the Nebraska Legislature.

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Property taxes, LGBT rights, teachers’ religious clothing discussed in Capitol

February 21st, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Discussion of property taxes, LGBT rights, and whether or not teachers should be allowed to wear religious clothing, took center stage at the Capitol Tuesday.

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Keystone XL fight begins again; electrical competition debated

February 16th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Pipeline company TransCanada reapplied Thursday for permission to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline across Nebraska.

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Senators move to break legislative logjam

February 15th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE -Nebraska lawmakers moved toward breaking a legislative logjam that’s prevented them from debating everything from schools and taxes to prisons and health care, as senators decided Wednesday to delay any further attempt to change their rules.

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