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State Sen. Matt Williams greets his colleagues as the final senator to give his farewell speech.

Thirteen outgoing state senators praise nonpartisan body, offer advice for future

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On the final day of the Nebraska legislative session on April 20, outgoing senators gave farewell speeches focused on upholding the nonpartisan nature of...
The Nebraska State Capitol pictured at sunset on Feb. 17, 2022.

Legislative bill would pay Nebraska schools up to $200,000 to change...

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From installing a new gym floor to repainting the football field to purchasing new school uniforms, changing a school’s mascot isn’t cheap. LB 1027 in...
Senator Myron Dorn, Lincoln, Nebraska

Proposals could provide much-needed help in state’s housing crisis

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Across Nebraska, finding houses to live in has become a challenge. In rural and urban communities, the shortage is so severe that employers struggle...
Nebraska State Capitol Building

Bill would address discrimination against LGBTQ seniors

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For more than 50 million American adults over 65, finding long-term senior care can be an imposing task. For the 2 million who identify as...
Gov. Pete Ricketts speaks at press conference

Governor sets sights on tax relief in 2022 session

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts called for tax relief for Nebraskans in a Feb. 14 press conference, citing it as critical action for the 2022...
The exterior of the Nebraska State Capitol building on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.

Nebraska Legislature to consider geriatric parole to curb growing prison population...

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One bill the Nebraska Legislature is considering this session includes a plan to release some of the oldest inmates behind bars in the state’s...
Senators in legislative chamber

Nebraska legislators face a wave of conflicting abortion bills

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As the U.S. Supreme Court considers the fate of Roe v. Wade, Nebraska lawmakers will face a range of abortion bills that will either...
congressional map of Nebraska

Nebraska Legislature moves forward with redistricting plans

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New redistricting maps passed initial voting Sept. 24 after much debate. Redistricting began on Aug. 30 with a legislative special session Sept. 13. Senators...
Nebraska Legislature

Nebraska Legislature provides property tax relief

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Nebraska’s budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 is $4.8 billion, and, according to Gov. Pete Ricketts’s Sine Die address on May 27, a significant portion...