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Nebraskans crowd around a drag queen for Drag Story Hour in Omaha's Urban Abbey.

State senators propose age restrictions, penalties for drag show performances

A proposed bill in the Nebraska Legislature would add an age limit to drag shows in the state and prohibit state agencies from using...
Governor Jim Pillen Speaks at address

Pillen highlights funding increases for education, law enforcement tax decreases in State of the...

Gov. Jim Pillen outlined his proposed budget Wednesday, prioritizing an increase in education and law enforcement funding while highlighting income and property tax relief...
Nebraska state senators listen to Speaker of the Legislature John Arch as he gives an announcement from the legislative floor.

Keeping Up With the Legislature: Days Four-Eight (Jan. 9-13)

In the second week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2023 session, state senators approved committee assignments, began considering dozens of procedural changes and previewed how...
State Sen. Joni Albrecht prepares to speak during a news conference.

Near-total abortion ban, pregnancy center tax credit could be in Nebraska’s future

State Sen. Joni Albrecht of Thurston and 28 of her colleagues joined for a news conference in the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan....
Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature Brandon Metzler flips through the chamber's current rules.

Preview of Thursday hearing for Nebraska Legislature Rules Committee

State Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard will lead Thursday’s Rules Committee hearing for the Nebraska Legislature regarding dozens of proposed rules changes for the...
Gov.-elect Jim Pillen shakes hands with state senators in the Nebraska State Capitol while walking to be sworn in as governor.

Keeping Up With the Legislature: Days One-Three (Jan. 4-6)

State senators have already completed three of the 90 days in the 2023 session, though not without complications and allegations of some senators advancing...
State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh and her three daughters play at her desk in the Nebraska State Capitol.

Views from the Legislature: Day One, 2023

A new crop of state senators looked ahead and celebrated the future on Wednesday as they embark on day one of what is set...
Speaker of the Legislature John Arch speaks to colleagues from his seat in the Nebraska State Capitol

Who’s who in the Nebraska Legislature: 2023-24 leadership

Nebraska state senators chose more than 20 leaders among their ranks and a new clerk of the Legislature to lead the chamber for the...
Newly elected state senators raise their right hands in the Nebraska State Capitol to take their oaths of office.

Legislature swears in new members, selects leadership for 2023-24

Twenty-six Nebraska state senators took their oaths of office on Wednesday, Jan. 4, and selected more than a dozen leaders who will fill out...
The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.

This Week in Nebraska Politics (Nov. 21-27): State, local regulators lack ability to control...

Almost one month after a Flatwater Free Press investigation revealed the state’s nitrate problem is worsening, a new article has found state and local...