"It's high time we end the idolatrous practice of celebrating Nebraska's nonpartisan Unicameral simply because it's unique," Sen. Julie Slama said.
BNSF railroad wants a federal judge to prevent two of its unions from going on strike next month over a new attendance policy that would penalize employees for missing work.
Although opponents to the resolution calling for a convention of states had signaled their intent to push debate to a cloture vote in an effort to sink it, a filibuster never materialized.
The bill would expand DNA collection from individuals convicted of felonies to people accused of certain crimes.
Supporters said the bill would ensure Nebraskans of all faiths could practice their religion freely. But opponents said it would give special legal exemptions to religious people and organizations.
Both tax reduction proposals were opposed by Open Sky Policy Institute, who warned that the bills would obligate the state to future tax cuts and reduction in revenue without knowing if state government can afford it.
Nebraska reported the state's first four influenza-related deaths of the season. All four people were older than 50.
A Topeka landowner who initially agreed to buy biochar from AltEn told the Journal Star he wasn’t aware of the former ethanol plant’s operations and history of running afoul of state environmental regulations until earlier this month.
Gov. Pete Ricketts endorsed Jim Pillen on Tuesday, throwing his support as the state's top Republican behind the Columbus pig farmer in the upcoming primary race for governor.
Total filings declined by 22.5% in 2021, while farm bankruptcies fell by half.
As hospitalizations have spiked, the percentage of Nebraskans testing positive for COVID has skyrocketed from 11% to 27% -- a potential harbinger of more hospitalizations to come over the next month.
"If our Republican nominee is waging a battle against prosecutors in a courtroom out of state instead of campaigning here in the 1st District, this seat is in jeopardy," Sen. Mike Flood said Sunday in announcing his candidacy.
Federal prosecutors are recommending against jail time for an Omaha-based “social media influencer” who filmed himself participating in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
If elected, she said, she would be the first Black woman to represent metropolitan Omaha's 2nd District.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said his state would work to protect and "aggressively assert" its water rights in light of Nebraska's $500 million proposal to build a canal in his state to pull water from the South Platte River.
The governor unveiled an ambitious program of investments in Nebraska's future, including major development and protection of natural resources along with workforce development while targeting substantial additional tax relief.
See Gov. Pete Ricketts give his take Thursday on where Nebraska stands and where he sees the state headed.
The bill would apply to medical professionals (such as doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmacists), hospitals and nursing homes, and health care payers including employers and insurers.
A howling blizzard 134 years ago today killed an estimated 230 people, many of them children — and 40 to 100 of those deaths occurred in Nebraska.
A jury has acquitted a former Nebraska state trooper on a charge that he deprived a motorist’s rights when he slammed the butt of an AR-15 into the drunk man’s head.
Nebraska was touched by three billion-dollar weather disasters: Rolling blackouts from the February cold; power outages from a July windstorm; and a historic December tornado outbreak and windstorm.
Asked about those reports, Flood said: "No comment."
Nebraska's governor said the South Platte River Compact "specifically provides Nebraska authority over water and land in Colorado" for construction of a canal to ensure access to a share of the water from the river.
The head of the Nebraska Hospital Association said the number of hospitalized patients could double in the next two to three weeks.