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Nebraska News Service Weekly Update

Brass and color guard in parade rest, waiting for the drum major's command
Monday, August 3, 2020 WEEKLY UPDATE Good morning, Each week, I’ll highlight the top Nebraska news and sports stories produced by Nebraska News Service journalists. We start...

Nebraska News Service Weekly Update

Back-to-school press conference
Monday, July 27, 2020 WEEKLY UPDATE Good morning, Each week, I’ll highlight the top Nebraska news and sports stories produced by Nebraska News Service journalists. We start...

Ricketts asks Legislature to focus on property tax relief

Gov. Pete Ricketts delivers legislative address as session resumes. Photo courtesy of office of Gov. Pete Ricketts.
  Gov. Pete Ricketts encouraged lawmakers to lay the foundation for continued growth in Nebraska by passing bills costing millions of dollars including property tax...

Property tax legislation a divided topic in Legislature

Nebraska Legislature
Legislators didn’t vote on a $520 million property tax relief bill after three hours of debate, and with senators split on its merits it’s...

Legislature debates abortion, school violence and land banks

Nebraska Legislature
This story was written by Luna Stephens and Katie Anderson with reporting by Stephens, Anderson and Natalie Stanley Nebraska News Service On the Legislature’s second day...

Legislature votes to halt changes in YRTC

Nebraska Legislature
By Katie Anderson and Luna Stephens Nebraska News Service Lawmakers pushed back on a recent Department of Health and Human Services decision to close its Geneva...

Property tax relief continues to be a conversation among Nebraskans

Nebraska Legislature
  According to a national report, Nebraska residents pay $1,855 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value, whereas Colorado residents only pay an average...

How the $9B state budget could be influenced by COVID-19

Nebraska Legislature
  Before the Nebraska Legislature’s session was suspended in the spring, the Appropriations Committee proposed a package that would result in a 4% growth in...

Nebraska News Service Weekly Update

athletic department staff stands in front of Memorial Stadium on the set of College Gameday
Monday, July 12, 2020 WEEKLY UPDATE Good morning, Each week, I’ll highlight the top Nebraska news and sports stories produced by Nebraska News Service journalists. We start...

COVID-19 changes mean new seating and crowd reductions in the Legislature

Photo of the front of the Legislative Chamber. Photo by Katie Anderson
When state senators return for the summer session, they can expect to see plexiglass barriers, temperature checks and socially distanced seating arrangements. “We will not...