- Nebraska inmate assaults officer at evaluation center Updated: Apr-25-16 6:32 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska prison officials say they're investigating another assault on an employee this month.
- Nebraska counties split on juvenile attorney appointments Updated: Apr-24-16 8:37 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is taking steps to ensure juveniles who get into legal trouble have representation, but lack of resources will exclude children in most counties from a law that advocates call essential for juvenile justice reform.
- Ricketts will turn to lawmakers to help shape tax plans Updated: Apr-21-16 6:25 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts said Thursday that cutting taxes will remain a top priority for the rest of his time in office, but that he will listen closely to lawmakers when it comes to specific plans.
- Ricketts and Nebraska lawmakers praise 2016 session Updated: Apr-21-16 11:53 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts are praising the progress made in this year's legislative session.
- Nebraska allows state licenses for thousands of immigrants Updated: Apr-20-16 5:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska will allow thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to work in at least 170 professions that require state licenses including health care and education after lawmakers overrode conservative Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of the measure on Wednesday.
- Ricketts lobbying senators on immigrant licensing bill Updated: Apr-19-16 6:33 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is personally lobbying senators to try to stop them from overriding his veto of a bill that would allow certain immigrants to get professional licenses.
- Sponsor of Nebraska redistricting bill won't challenge veto Updated: Apr-19-16 4:32 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A state senator who sought to change Nebraska's process for drawing congressional and legislative districts says he won't challenge Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of his bill.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts approves property tax package Updated: Apr-19-16 3:41 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska will steer an extra $20 million to farm and ranch landowners next year to offset their property taxes under a bill Gov. Pete Ricketts signed Tuesday.
- Ricketts signs bill ending common levy for Nebraska schools Updated: Apr-19-16 12:28 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts is praising the Nebraska Legislature's decision to end a common tax levy for 11 school districts in and around Omaha.
- Nebraska prisons head grilled over inmate who swallowed keys Updated: Apr-18-16 8:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's corrections director acknowledged Monday that his staff made mistakes but said no one has been fired over the care of a prisoner who swallowed an employee's keys while under around-the-clock supervision.
- Ricketts vetoes Nebraska legislative redistricting bill Updated: Apr-18-16 6:42 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts has rejected an effort to overhaul Nebraska's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts.
- Ricketts approves $450M to boost Nebraska's roads, bridges Updated: Apr-18-16 6:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Road construction projects that have languished for decades got a $450 million boost Monday as Gov. Pete Ricketts signed an ambitious plan that seeks to finish Nebraska's expressway system by 2033 and repair thousands of unstable bridges.
- Nebraska prison officials report 5 staff assaults this week Updated: Apr-15-16 5:48 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska prison officials say they're investigating two more assaults on staff members this week, adding to a string of physical violence against employees over the past two months.
- Nebraska Gov. Ricketts vetoes immigrant job licensing bill Updated: Apr-15-16 4:56 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Friday that would allow work in more than 170 professions for immigrants who are granted temporary lawful status after coming to the country illegally.
- Report: Nebraska tax receipts below projections in March Updated: Apr-14-16 11:43 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's tax collections were nearly 5 percent below expectations in March.
- Nebraska senators fail to vote on lobbyist meal ban Updated: Apr-13-16 9:21 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers can keep eating lunches and dinners paid for by lobbyists, at least for now.
- Nebraska lawmakers OK new limits on property seizures Updated: Apr-13-16 7:10 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to eliminate the state's civil forfeiture system amid outrage it creates a monetary incentive for law enforcement to use a controversial federal process to seize property before a conviction.
- Nebraska redistricting bill approved by state lawmakers Updated: Apr-13-16 5:53 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill to overhaul Nebraska's process for drawing legislative and congressional districts is headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts.
- Nebraska to require body camera policies for law enforcement Updated: Apr-13-16 4:53 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Police and sheriff's departments will have to develop policies for the use of body cameras under a new Nebraska law.
- Nebraska to allow immunity for human trafficking victims Updated: Apr-13-16 4:32 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Adult sex trafficking victims who get caught working as prostitutes could receive immunity from prostitution under a new Nebraska law.
- Nebraska lawmakers pass state agency transparency bill Updated: Apr-13-16 12:03 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The state's spending website could publish financial records from dozens more state agencies under a measure passed by Nebraska lawmakers.
- Nebraska Game and Parks could raise outdated permit fees Updated: Apr-12-16 1:23 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska wildlife regulators could raise hunting and fishing permit fees to cover their expenses under a bill headed to Gov. Pete Ricketts' desk.
- Nebraska senators approve special fund for roads projects Updated: Apr-12-16 11:24 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska officials are on the verge of tapping the state's rainy day fund to speed up work on roads projects.
- Nebraska medical pot petitioners face funding roadblock Updated: Apr-11-16 5:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in Nebraska are switching their focus to the voters after a defeat in the Legislature, although a looming deadline to collect enough signatures could complicate efforts to get a plan onto the November ballot.
- New Nebraska law will provide Down Syndrome info to families Updated: Apr-07-16 4:31 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed a law to ensure that families will receive accurate, up-to-date information when their unborn or newborn child is diagnosed with Down Syndrome.