While some senators raised concerns, the majority said the new office would be able to quickly distribute an estimated $400 million to expand access to broadband across Nebraska.
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Joni Albrecht, says she believes doctors will be able to practice much as they do now.
The priority bill from Sen. Ben Hansen allows any motorcyclist or passenger over the age of 21 who has completed a safety course to ride without a helmet.
A day after the Legislature advanced a bill banning some gender-affirming care for minors, opponents of the bill made good on their promise to slow the session to a crawl.
A package offering over $3 billion of property tax relief over six years advanced out of committee, but an influential lawmaker cautioned the proposals may need to be scaled back.
Children and teens would lose access to apps if they don't have parental consent and face other restrictions.
Even as a majority of Nebraska lawmakers push to curb abortion access in the state, a string of measures offered by their opponents aim to protect reproductive rights.
Omaha Sen. Megan Hunt, who helped lead the filibuster, told other senators that she viewed the cloture vote on LB574 as "the final vote" of the session.
Supporters of revival of a state historic preservation and community revitalization tax credit urge legislative approval.
'This is my reality' — Nebraska senator says bill targeting gender-affirming health care is personal
In a raw speech to a hushed legislative chamber, Sen. Megan Hunt told lawmakers the bill would affect her 12-year-old son who came out as trans over a year ago.
Lawmakers spent Tuesday arguing over procedural motions seeking to kill a bill from Omaha Sen. Kathleen Kauth banning transgender youth from obtaining gender-affirming care.
“It would drown out my house, my dad’s house, the neighbor’s house, and take a lot of land out of production,” one area farmer said about the 40-year-old proposed route.
The Nebraska Legislature heard arguments Thursday on two proposals that would put abortion rights on the ballot in 2024.
A bill seeking to examine the trends and potential economic impacts of increased reliance of renewable energy in Nebraska advanced to the floor for debate on Wednesday.
The Legislature came to a full stop for about 20 minutes Wednesday as one lawmaker attempted to censure another for comparing the state's debate over transgender rights to a genocide.
The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry turned a spotlight on the need for workforce development to help fill 50,000 to 80,000 available jobs and ensure Nebraska's future.
Sen. Merv Riepe of Ralston said he wanted the Legislature to consider an amendment banning abortion after 12 weeks instead of the 6-week ban proposed by LB626.
The Appropriations Committee heard a plan (LB506) from Lincoln Sen. Eliot Bostar on Tuesday seeking $200 million in federal funds to secure a second water source for the Capital City.
A legislative proposal aims to help Nebraska bed-and-breakfast owners, but some say it would create new burdens for the small businesses and put guests at risk.
Efforts to expand broadband services got a boost Monday when lawmakers advanced a bill to set up a new state office for broadband — something Gov. Jim Pillen ordered earlier.
How much should parents be able to direct what schools teach their children? Nebraska lawmakers moved forward with one set of new rules, although a more controversial proposal remains alive.
A Nebraska bill aims to allocate millions to multiple recovery efforts in North and South Omaha, but the finer details of the plan still remain unclear.
Blocked by a filibuster of the legislative session itself, the 2023 Legislature goes in circles as the clock ticks away.
A Nebraska bill would give mental health professionals the power to initiate emergency protective custody for individuals experiencing a crisis that poses a risk to themselves or others.
Nebraska's public schools would be required to display the words "In God We Trust" in areas where every student can see it under a bill proposed in the state Legislature.