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A train is moving across a country railroad crossing. There is a stop sign and railroad crossing signs in front of two sets of railroad tracks.

Two-man crew bill brings railroad contracts to legislature

Nebraska Legislative Bill 31 would require every freight train in Nebraska to have two crew members–the conductor and engineer–in the cab when traveling. Sen....
A low-angle shot of a John Deere tractor cuts down a section of a hemp field, with razed stumps in the foreground and untouched stalks in the background.

State lawmakers deliberate bill that would loosen restrictions on hemp production

A new legislative bill is aiming to reduce the barriers to hemp production and research – and jumpstart Nebraska’s slumping hemp industry in the...
Nebraska Legislative Study Group co-founders Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek, Brooklynne Rosado, Angie Philips and Christi Bradley join for a photo in a brown gazebo on a spring day. Trees are bright green with lush green grass in the background while pink foliage peaks out behind Bradley’s shoulder.

Nebraska Legislative Study Group prioritizes action, community in fifth year

Two years after Donald Trump won the 2016 president election, four Nebraska women joined to form a progressive political group in the state dedicated...
State senatory for Nebraska's District 3, Carol Blood stands on the floor of the legislature, January 9, 2023

Human breast milk bank proposed in Nebraska for mothers and hospitals...

A bill to bring a human breast milk bank to Nebraska would help give mothers and hospitals easier access to donated breast milk for...
An illustration of six state senators in the Nebraska Legislature divided into six equal sqares.

Social issues defining first weeks of Legislature likely to dominate session

After the introduction of two bills to address LGBTQ and transgender Nebraskans, State Sen. Danielle Conrad of Lincoln abruptly called for the Legislature to...
Speaker John Arch addresses the legislative chamber from his seat on the legislative floor.

Keeping Up With the Legislature: Days 9-12 (Jan. 16-20)

In the third week of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2023 session, state senators approved the session’s permanent rules and considered a motion that could have...
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...
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...

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...