- Nebraska senators approve controversial State Patrol leader Updated: May-05-15 2:11 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Senators have approved Gov. Pete Ricketts' choice to lead the Nebraska State Patrol despite concerns about his involvement in a gender discrimination lawsuit 10 years ago.
- Las Vegas man sentenced for drugs found in car in Nebraska Updated: May-05-15 1:22 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Las Vegas man arrested while hauling drugs across Nebraska has been sentenced to federal prison.
- Senators reject Nebraska chief medical officer's appointment Updated: May-05-15 11:29 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers have declined to re-confirm the state's chief medical officer, citing his past conflicts with members of the Legislature.
- Agreement reached on aid for Nebraska families, despite veto Updated: May-04-15 9:31 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has reached a compromise with a state senator over a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families.
- Nebraska senators vote for livestock friendly development Updated: May-04-15 8:43 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska counties looking to expand livestock operations could receive extra funds for planning and improving infrastructure under a bill that cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature.
- Personal property tax break for Nebraska businesses advances Updated: May-04-15 8:10 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska farmers and business owners could get a property tax break under a bill advanced by lawmakers on Monday.
- Nebraska senators back bill to strengthen college readiness Updated: May-04-15 7:55 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska school districts could receive reimbursement for preparing students for college and careers under a bill that cleared a first-round vote in the Legislature.
- Minimum wage cut? Nebraska teens say they need the money Updated: May-03-15 9:19 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - When Nebraska lawmakers debate whether to allow student workers to be paid a lower minimum wage, much of the talk is about how learning a work ethic is more important for teenagers than the actual money they're paid.
- Colorado asks court to dismiss sheriffs' pot lawsuit Updated: May-01-15 5:58 pm
DENVER - Sheriffs in Colorado and two other states may not like legal marijuana, but they don't have the ability to force Colorado not to allow it, Colorado argued Friday in a motion asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from 10 county sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska.
- Ricketts names Kansas consultant as Roads Dept. director Updated: May-01-15 5:19 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a Kansas transportation consultant to lead the Nebraska Department of Roads.
- Nebraska high court: Judge OK not to recuse self from trial Updated: May-01-15 4:13 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - A Nebraska farmer who dug around for information on the landowning business of the judge hearing his lawsuit had no right to then expect the judge to excuse himself from the case, the Nebraska Supreme Court said Friday.
- Nebraska senators to debate new State Patrol leader Updated: May-01-15 2:05 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska senators will vote on the appointment of a new State Patrol superintendent who was ensnared in a gender-discrimination lawsuit more than a decade ago.
- Man steals Nebraska trooper's patrol car during traffic stop Updated: May-01-15 7:56 am
NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska - Authorities say a man led police on a high-speed chase after stealing a state trooper's car during a traffic stop in North Platte.
- AG investigates NE Florida dentist after complaints Updated: May-01-15 3:05 am
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Florida is investigating a Jacksonville dentist after numerous complaints from parents who say their children were mistreated.
- Nebraska state budget bills advance after spending debate Updated: Apr-30-15 9:44 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to an $8.6 billion budget with new spending for property tax reductions, education and a controversial dental-school project in Omaha.
- Nebraska revenue forecast gives state another $9.7M Updated: Apr-30-15 4:43 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers will have another $9.7 million at their disposal for legislation in this year's session.
- Newspaper asks: Are public officials' texts public records? Updated: Apr-30-15 3:14 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Are public officials' texts public records?
- Nebraska senators vote to lower pay for high school students Updated: Apr-30-15 10:13 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska is one step closer to paying high school students a lower minimum wage.
- Gov. Ricketts vetoes proposed aid increase for families Updated: Apr-30-15 10:01 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts has vetoed a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families, calling it well-intentioned but unsustainable.
- 2006 lawsuit focus of State Patrol confirmation hearing Updated: Apr-29-15 9:29 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The man Gov. Pete Ricketts nominated to lead the Nebraska State Patrol refuted allegations Wednesday that an interview panel he was part of discriminated against a female trooper who was awarded damages eight years ago in a lawsuit against the agency.
- Ricketts names candidates to lead Nebraska Dept. of Roads Updated: Apr-29-15 1:34 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced three candidates to serve as director of the Nebraska Department of Roads.
- Lawmakers advance tax breaks for Nebraska zoos, aquariums Updated: Apr-28-15 7:27 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska zoos are one step closer to getting a tax break, although some lawmakers continue to criticize the measure as a snub to residents to whom they've promised property tax relief.
- Ricketts argues against medical marijuana legalization Updated: Apr-28-15 4:07 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Gov. Pete Ricketts is arguing against a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska, saying the state should wait for a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Funding bill for Nebraska education programs advances Updated: Apr-28-15 2:25 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A funding bill for student financial aid and other Nebraska education programs has advanced to a final vote in the Legislature.
- Today in Nebraska-May Updated: Apr-28-15 12:35 pm