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Ricketts names health care exec to state Medicaid division

Added: 16.02.2018 18:36 | 1 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has appointed a South Carolina health care executive to serve as the new director of Nebraska’s Medicaid and Long-Term Care division. The governor’s office announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew A. Van Patton on Friday. Van Patton served most recently as president and CEO of Cadre Medical Technologies, [...]


Lancaster County prosecutor confirmed as US attorney

Added: 16.02.2018 8:31 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the Lancaster County attorney to be the next U.S. attorney for Nebraska. U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Nebraska, said after the confirmation vote Thursday that Joe Kelly “has the right experience and relevant skills for this role. …” Kelly is in his second term as Lancaster attorney [...]

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Nebraska state Sen. John Kuehn will not seek re-election

Added: 15.02.2018 18:16 | 1 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator says he will not seek re-election this year. Sen. John Kuehn of Heartwell said Thursday he does not plan to seek a second term in the Legislature. Kuehn was elected in 2014 to represent Legislative District 38 in south-central Nebraska, and he was eligible to serve a [...]


Tanning beds face renewed scrutiny from Nebraska lawmakers

Added: 15.02.2018 16:17 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have kicked off debate on a bill that would ban anyone under 18 from using tanning beds. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln said Thursday that the measure would improve an existing law that requires parental approval for minors under 16 to use tanning beds. She says the bill would [...]


Nebraska tax collections beat January projections by $42M

Added: 15.02.2018 12:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government saw a surge in tax revenue last month. The Department of Revenue on Thursday reported net tax collections of $421 million in January, which is 11.1 percent above projections. Nebraska received $42 million above the $379 million the state was expected to collect. Net tax receipts have been [...]


Nebraska bill aims to notify about immigration enforcement

Added: 14.02.2018 18:45 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska senator is proposing a bill that would require state and local law enforcement agencies to provide public notice before they agree to enforce federal immigration laws. Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha said Wednesday he introduced the measure following news that Dakota County’s sheriff had enrolled in a federal program [...]


U. of Nebraska supporters pack hearing to oppose budget cuts

Added: 14.02.2018 18:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska administrators, faculty members, students and their allies are imploring lawmakers to reject the state budget cuts proposed by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Supporters of the university crowded into a legislative hearing Wednesday in hopes of sparing the university from the proposed $11 million cuts in the current budget year [...]


Ricketts signs bill to eliminate school bus permit fee

Added: 14.02.2018 17:54 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska school bus drivers will no longer have to pay a $5 annual permit fee to the state under a bill signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts. Ricketts announced Wednesday he has signed the measure into law as part of a larger occupational licensing package. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles says [...]


Trial set for passenger accused of stopping Amtrak train

Added: 14.02.2018 13:41 | 0 views | 0 comments

A trial has been scheduled for a Missouri man accused of stopping an Amtrak train in Nebraska.

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Nebraska judge dismisses lawsuit challenging death penalty

Added: 13.02.2018 18:37 | 0 views | 0 comments

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday that claimed the 2016 vote to reinstate the death penalty was invalid because Gov. Pete Ricketts helped bankroll the petition drive to place the issue on the ballot. Lancaster County District Judge John Colborn rejected the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union [...]

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