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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Ricketts occupational license reforms raise consumer protection question

January 11th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Lots of jobs require you to have a license to do them in Nebraska: everything from being a barber to being an engineer, a teacher, or a potato shipper. Tuesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed reforming requirements for some of those so-called “occupational licenses.”

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Nebraska’s death penalty: repealed or not?

September 3rd, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Is Nebraska’s death penalty repealed, or not? Events of the past week raise fundamental questions about the state’s ultimate punishment

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Nebraska Sec. of State accepts Foley on ballot

September 11th, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale decided Wednesday Mike Foley’s name will be on the ballot in November. The state auditor will replace former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann as Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts’ running mate.

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Nebraska Lt. Gov. resigns amid allegations

September 10th, 2014

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – Yesterday, Nebraska’s Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from office a day after a judge issued a protection order against him that ordered him to stay away from his sister. Nebraska’s current Republican Gov. Dave Heineman spoke alongside the state’s former Lieutenant Governor during a press conference.

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Candidates for Nebraska governor hold first debate

September 2nd, 2014

By Brandon McDermott

Omaha, NE – During the first public debate in the race for Nebraska’s Governor, both candidates mostly danced around the issues. The debate featured Democrat Chuck Hassebrook and Republican Pete Ricketts. Through mountains of fluff, there were moments of clarity.

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