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Madeleine Grant is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying journalism. She enjoys reading, writing and travel. Madeleine is from Illinois and aspires to become a professional journalist or editor.

Education bill advances under tight deadline

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Sen. Walz during legislative debate
A bill that would provide financial aid for low-income students advanced to the next round of debate in the Nebraska Legislature on March 24.  Sen....

First responder death benefit bill advanced after heated debate

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Nebraska Legislature
LINCOLN--The Nebraska Legislature spent over an hour debating a bill that would provide a one-time death benefit for first responders during the first full...

Highlights from the first week of legislature floor debate

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Nebraska Legislative Chamber
By: Brooke Wrage, Celena Shepherd and Madeleine Grant LINCOLN--The first week of floor debates kicked off the second week in March. Senators debated and advanced...

Legislative round-up: Marijuana bills

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Nebraska Legislature Judiciary Committee
By Madeleine Grant and Brooke Wrage LINCOLN--Nebraska lawmakers continue to push for marijuana legislation this session. On Feb. 19, the Nebraska Legislature Judiciary Committee heard...

Marijuana amendment sparks controversy in state legislature

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Nebraska Legislature
Marijuana legalization continues to face hurdles from bill language technicalities and fiercely opposed law enforcement. However, this has not stopped Nebraska state senators from...

Legislative roundup: Proposed laws aid foster youth, military retirees

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Nebraska Legislature
Since the Nebraska Legislature reconvened on Jan. 6, state senators introduced new bills ranging from reducing military retiree tax liability to providing private school...

Ricketts gives vaccine update

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Gov. Ricketts Press Conference
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Monday that receiving more vaccines from the federal government is key to speeding up the state vaccine process. “In Nebraska, the...

Report: Nebraska ag land values increase, but farmers still struggling

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Nebraska Farm
Agriculture land value in Nebraska increased 3% from February 2019 to February 2020 because of economic forces affecting farmland, according to an annual farm...

Legislative session descends into controversies, bickering

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Nebraska Legislative Chamber
The speaker of the Nebraska Legislature adjourned the session early July 24 amid internal conflict and name-calling among senators. The decision came during a particularly...

Police oversight bill proposed after heavy debate

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Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha
Senators allowed a surprising late-addition bill July 23 that would create local police oversight boards in Nebraska cities.  The bill, which was sponsored by Sen....