LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are debating whether schools should hold back third-grade students who aren’t reading at grade level, but opponents including several former teachers and administrators say keeping children from fourth grade won’t help them learn to read.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to amend the Nebraska constitution to require voters to present photo IDs is dead for the year after supporters failed to end an expected filibuster.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Convicted felons who finish their prison sentences will still have to wait two years before they can vote in Nebraska, after state lawmakers on Monday fell short of the support needed to override Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of a bill that would have eliminated the waiting period.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to level the playing field for brick-and-mortar businesses and bring in millions of dollars in revenue by requiring online retailers to collect or report sales tax is dead for the year in the Nebraska Legislature.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — People who buy or sell sex in Nebraska would face much longer prison sentences under a bill the Legislature advanced Friday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska clinic administrators worry an attempt to slash funding for abortion providers could force clinics throughout the state to cut services or close, leaving thousands of low-income women without access to reproductive health care.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge could rule soon on whether to let four Nebraska stores near a South Dakota Indian reservation keep selling alcohol while they appeal a state regulator’s decision not to renew their liquor licenses.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature gave initial approval Thursday to a measure that could let appointed state senators serve more than two and a half years before they face an election, but several lawmakers say the bill needs more work to ensure voters can choose their representative
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Nebraska are pushing for a bill that would allow teachers to use physical force to restrain disruptive students, bucking a national trend toward less physical restraint in classrooms.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts turned to the public Thursday to build support for his income and property tax plan in the face of opposition from some lawmakers and the state’s leading farm groups.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers should approve a measure allowing and regulating medical marijuana before voters bypass them, senators who support the bill said Wednesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — When Nebraska’s youngest legislators formed a bipartisan coalition focused on building an economy that would keep college graduates from leaving the state, they figured their shared experiences as millennials would be stronger than the party differences that divide them.
A few months after joining, the eight millennial lawmakers and three Generation X colleagues are finding that party ideologies are difficult to overcome, but they remain committed to seeking areas where they can work together.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would prevent cities from passing any regulations that prohibit short-term rentals such as those booked on Airbnb would give hosts who advertise on the app an unfair tax advantage and create safety concerns, said several Nebraska senators who urged their colleagues to kill the measure Thursday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposed budget cuts that would eliminate some state contracts with agencies that support foster families will undo years of progress and put Nebraska's most vulnerable children at risk, child welfare advocates said Tuesday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers began debating Monday whether to join nine other Republican-dominated states in calling for a constitutional convention to limit the federal government.