Sen. Dave Murman's plan (LB783) would eliminate the ability of community colleges to levy property taxes beginning in 2026-27, and replace that funding with state appropriations.
A long-awaited study suggested the proposed 1,512-bed prison should be built with the capacity to be expanded to 2,040 or 3,000 beds to accommodate future inmate growth.
The Flatwater Free Press sued the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy in November. The case could change how agencies go about charging for public records.
Gov. Jim Pillen told the Legislature's Revenue Committee on Thursday that reduced state income tax rates would spur growth and development.
A combination of factors in recent years has put financial strain on the commission's ability to meet the needs throughout the state. Two proposed bills seek to address the issue.
Agricultural spokesmen praise Gov. Jim Pillen's effort to place new limits on school revenue growth while school representatives point to economic challenges created by a teacher shortage and inflationary environment.
Senate committee assignments were revealed Wednesday for newly appointed Sen. Pete Ricketts and two-term Sen. Deb Fischer.
A hearing on a bill that would establish some oversight for transitional housing for people recently released from prison could help the city with some controversial sober living homes.
Members of the state's employees union have ratified a new labor contract that contains the highest salary increases in more than 35 years.
During a marathon hearing on Wednesday, the Legislature’s Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony for and against a proposal that would enact a voter ID law.
A key state lawmaker took aim Tuesday at Nebraska's highest paid school superintendents with a bill that would cap superintendent salary and benefits packages.
Investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol have arrested an employee of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services in connection with a sexual assault of a co-worker.
A proposal to let Nebraska employers pay less than minimum wage to teenagers generates heated arguments over whether it would hurt or help young people.
Scientists updated residents on their findings of a wide-ranging and long-term study into AltEn’s impacts on the environment and human health at a town hall Monday in Mead.
Dozens of teachers and parents filled the halls of the Nebraska Capitol to speak for and against a bill centered around the amount of control parents should have over what their children are taught.
Urban Affairs Committee members reviewed Legislative Bill 98, which would further refine the tax-refund program for renovating older homes, and LB 33, addressing when mayors can vote at city council meetings.
In his first monthly statewide radio call-in show, Gov. Jim Pillen on Monday delivered a conservative message of less taxes, less government.
Retention bonuses, student loan forgiveness and alternative certification were just some of the proposed solutions to Nebraska's teacher shortage lawmakers are pondering.
Conservatives appear to be organized for success in the Legislature this year as Gov. Jim Pillen pursues a conservative agenda.
Gov. Jim Pillen has appointed Scott Cordes, who is currently the administrative department head overseeing all public safety activities for Norfolk, as the new state fire marshal.
Sen. Terrell McKinney of Omaha presents bill calling for an estimate of potential racial impact of legislative bills.
Seed companies that formerly supplied AltEn allege the company has continued paying employees, accountants and consultants with cash while never having “paid a dime toward actual remediation.”
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The Urban Affairs Committee Tuesday will hear North Platte state Sen. Mike Jacobson's bills to refine the 2020 “microTIF” law and tweak when mayors can vote on City Council matters.
With a substantially smaller supply, officials said, treasurers in some counties don't have the ability to hold back plate numbers from customers who need new plates first.
An Omaha lawmaker said his bill exempting diapers from sales tax would help parents of young children and those caring for adults with medical conditions.
"I hate that it's become a battle with law enforcement on this issue," Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon said, before police officials testified against his latest "constitutional carry" bill.
Omaha will partner with Portland, Oregon, in its search for a streetcar vehicle manufacturer.
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.
A Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday drew a crowd to the Capitol. Among the bills being heard was LB77, which would remove the requirement that gun owners obtain a permit to be able to carry a concealed weapon.