This Week in Lincoln: Legislature Kicks Off With Pomp and Proposals

January 11th, 2019

By Fred Knapp

NET News’ Fred Knapp covers the first week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2019 session.

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Legislature Preview: Several Key Issues Facing Senators in 2019 Session

January 8th, 2019

By Fred Knapp

Property taxes and Medicaid expansion were two of the most hotly discussed issues during the midterm elections in Nebraska, and state senators will convene to tackle these things and more when the Legislature resumes January 9.

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Retiring Secretary Gale Takes Grandfather’s Tales of Old West With Him

December 21st, 2018

By Fred Knapp

In a story for NET News, Fred Knapp tells the story of John C. Gale, grandfather of John A. Gale, who is retiring from his 18-year tenure as Nebraska Secretary of State next month.

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Medicaid Expansion Could Provoke State Budget Fight

December 11th, 2018

By Fred Knapp

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, who opposed Medicaid expansion, now is working with his administration on how to implement it after voters passed an expansion iniative in November. . .

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2017 Legislature: accomplishments, controversy, unfinished business

May 25th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – In the just-ended legislative session, Nebraska lawmakers balanced a budget at one point projected to have a nearly $1 billion shortfall. But they also left behind a lot of unfinished business, and in some people’s view undermined the Unicameral’s non-partisanship.

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2017 Legislative session — “successful” or “moral disaster” — ends

May 24th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature ended its 2017 session Tuesday with lawmakers offering different perspectives on what they accomplished and what remains to be done.

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