Lawmakers voted 32-14 to reject a motion by state Sen. Megan Hunt of Omaha to rerefer Legislative Bill 626 to the Judiciary Committee. One of the bill's 29 cosponsors was absent.
State Sen. Steve Erdman's bill would reset a protested taxable value to the previous year’s valuation if the Tax Equalization and Review Commission hasn’t settled the owner’s appeal by spring.
Omaha's Eppley Airport will receive $20.9 million and the Lincoln Airport will receive $414,900 from a fund approved specifically for airport terminal projects as part of the federal infrastructure law.
The Lincoln County Republicans will hold their first 2023 meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 at the North Platte Senior Center, 901 E. 10th St.
With the dedication plat, the county takes on maintenance of the roads within the subdivision.
State Sen. Tom Brewer's other four regional colleagues are among the 26 cosponsors of Legislative Bill 77, which will be heard at 1:30 p.m. CT Thursday (12:30 p.m. MT).
It's meant for people whose disabilities rule out attending a live State Capitol hearing or have immunodeficiency issues making it risky to be in public, says Speaker John Arch's office.
West central Nebraska candidates in state-level 2022 election races have turned in their final post-election campaign finance statements to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission.
City Clerk Angela Gilbert said the CRA decided to call off Thursday's meeting due to Wednesday's snowfall and the absence of Chairman Greg Wilke. He was snowed in at Holdrege.
North Platte City Council members voted 5-3 Tuesday to apply for a Rural Workforce Housing Land Development Program grant from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
The Community Redevelopment Authority will take up a revised agreement assigning Sustainable Beef LLC’s rights to its city tax increment financing assistance to the meatpacking project’s lenders.
Supporters of the Nebraska Heartbeat Act bill by Sen. Joni Albrecht fell short of gaining the 33 official co-sponsors that would indicate enough support to overcome a likely filibuster.
Council members voted 8-0 to create eight “street improvement districts” to resurface 11 stretches of streets with asphalt this year.
Virtually all of west central Nebraska and much of the Panhandle are under a winter storm warning Wednesday. North Platte could receive between 8 and 14 inches of new snow.
Streets set for 2023 repaving work include those covering Cody Park's southeast entrance and stretches that pass North Platte High School, City Hall and the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Net November proceeds pushed Lincoln County's hotel-motel tax past its 2021 record of $1.13 million. North Platte's sales tax moved within range of its first $10 million year.
The board will elect its chairperson and vice chairperson at the meeting. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Room at the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Council members Tuesday will be asked to approve 11 street projects and seek $1 million in state funds to rehabilitate or redevelop 35 “problem properties” for resale for housing.
Legislative Bill 456 would let counties take action to control populations of elk and mountain lions and allow for compensation claims for damage they cause.
Legislative Bill 396 picks up where former Sen. Mike Groene left off in trying to get the southern Lincoln County project’s surface land back on property tax rolls.
The North Platte state senator says 33 of the Legislature’s 49 members are lined up as cosponsors — exactly the number needed to break a promised filibuster by opposing senators.
Legislative Bill 281 resembles the original 2021 legislation that enabled Lincoln County leaders to win $30 million in state matching funds to develop an industrial rail park outside Hershey.
Tuesday's proclamation marks the latest effort to raise awareness about human trafficking, which is not prevalent in Nebraska but has increasingly become a focal point for lawmakers and criminal investigators.
Western Nebraska senators' new bills Tuesday include ones to impose "voter ID," limit early voting, offer state funds to attend private schools and restrict closing of churches in state emergencies.
State Sen. Mike Jacobson said he'll work to see that motorists on Interstates 80 and 76 between North Platte and Julesburg wouldn't have to change clocks twice in an 80-mile stretch.
Legislative Bill 148 would let new racinos be approved or denied before 2025 “if the proposed licensed racetrack enclosure is located west of the 100th meridian in Nebraska.”
The board will elect its officers for the new term beginning with president. Current president Skip Altig will chair the election of the new president.
State Sen. Mike Jacobson of North Platte offered a fresh set of tweaks to the 3-year-old program conceived by former Sen. Mike Groene, his District 42 predecessor.
Last week’s meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather, which moved several agenda items forward.
Bill introductions for 2023 opened in the Legislature Thursday with western Nebraska lawmakers making good on promises to reintroduce several bills with potential statewide impact.