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Stories with subject: Filibusters
  • Ryan lays out budget options to divided House Republicans 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday delivered a message to conservatives unhappy with last year's pact with President Barack Obama that boosted spending for the Pentagon and domestic agencies: You're stuck with it.

  • Nebraska bill to loosen liability in police chases advances 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 1:39 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Passengers in getaway cars could have a tougher time collecting legal damages if they are injured during a police chase under a bill advanced by Nebraska lawmakers.

  • Prescription drug database up again in Missouri House 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:53 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - As opioid overdoses increasingly draw attention in Congress and statehouses across the U.S., Missouri lawmakers are again considering a proposal for a prescription monitoring program that would bring the state in line with all others.

  • Omaha, Lincoln gun ordinances survive repeal attempt 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 12:46 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A bill that would have overturned local gun restrictions in Omaha and Lincoln in favor of statewide policies was defeated by a filibuster Wednesday after opponents and supporters failed to compromise.