Ag land property tax changes draw mixed reaction
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2d ago
A proposal to value agricultural land by its income producing potential rather than market value got a mixed reaction at a public hearing Friday ..read more
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Evictions are a growing public health crisis across the Midwest
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2d ago
The trouble for Rolland Carroll started last fall. That’s when the 61-year-old said his apartment complex in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, informed him that his federal housing aid for his one-bedroom apartment had been reduced months ago. He owed more than $2,000 in back rent. “I was in shock,” Carroll said. “Like, how the heck could I owe this amount of money without you guys saying something months ago?” Carroll doesn’t own a car and works odd jobs through a local temp agency. He struggled to pay the back rent and come up with $339 for his portion of the monthly rent. “November and December – there h ..read more
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Nebraska defends $44,000 cost for reporter's public records ask
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3d ago
The publishers of the Flatwater Free Press filed a lawsuit asking the court to require the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) provide internal emails without charging tens of thousands of dollars for staff time to comply with the request ..read more
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Lowering taxes to attract and retain residents discussed
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3d ago
The Revenue Committee heard proposals to lower personal and corporate income taxes, and switch community colleges away from using property taxes ..read more
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Boswell claims mass of crime photos unfair in murder trial
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3d ago
Did showing jurors dozens of gruesome photographs during the trial of Bailey Boswell make it impossible for the woman to get a fair trial? Nebraska’s Supreme Court considered the question during oral arguments challenging the life sentence Boswell is currently serving in a state prison. She was found guilty of conspiring with Aubrey Trial to torture and murder Sydney Loofe of Lincoln in 2017 ..read more
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Lincoln convention center boosted; food regs could be eased
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3d ago
Supporters promoted proposals to build a convention center in Lincoln and to alllow more types of foods to be sold in farmers markets ..read more
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Proposals to address teachers' shortage heard.
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3d ago
Nebraska legislative committees heard proposals Monday to deal with the teacher shortage ..read more
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The Supreme Court could end protections for some wetlands
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6d ago
The Environmental Protection Agency recently released new rules regarding the Waters of the United States that decide which bodies of water fall under federal protection. But a case the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on soon throws those rules into question and could mean less protection for wetlands ..read more
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Bid to change abortion bill handling fails again
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6d ago
An attempt to change which committee will hear a proposal to restrict abortions falied again in the Legislature Friday ..read more
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Senators propose funding $500k bounty on pheasant predators
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6d ago
The Nebraska Pheasant Restoration Act (LB 400), sponsored by Senators Tom Brewer and Steve Erdman, would set aside $500,000 in state funding for a “nest predatory program.” If passed, the bill would allow the state to pay hunters for the carcasses of 50 thousand predators, authorizing payments for ten dollars for every listed predator trapped or killed. Wildlife biologists question the effectiveness of programs linking predator reduction to increasing the number of game birds. They cite research indicating a lack of undisturbed nesting cover limits ring-necked pheasant populations ..read more
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