A proposed gas-tax increase has won first-round approval from Nebraska lawmakers. Senators voted 26-10 on Wednesday to advance the measure. Two more votes are required before it advances to Gov. Pete Ricketts, who opposes the increase.
The driver in a fatal golf cart accident has been acquitted. A judge on Tuesday found 24-year-old Cody Dembinski, of Gretna, not guilty of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide and careless driving. Dembinski stood trial last week on the charges.
A new report suggests slow economic growth is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states. The survey report issued Wednesday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 51.4 in March from 57 in February.
A proposed tax credit for Nebraska-based renewable energy projects has advanced out of a legislative committee. The Revenue Committee voted 5-2 on Wednesday to send the bill to the full Legislature for debate.
After a decade and a half of leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in which he guided the university through an era of growth and progress, Chancellor Harvey Perlman has announced he will step down as chancellor on June 30, 2016.
Lincoln Police sure would like to catch the person or people going around shooting out car windows. Early Wednesday morning, Capt. Robert Farber told KFOR NEWS seven vehicles were vandalized from Midnight to 4am in the 1200 block of South 20th Street.
A proposed fuel tax increase is drawing support and criticism from Nebraska lawmakers, who remain divided over whether it's necessary to pay for roads and bridges. Lawmakers began debate Tuesday on a measure that would phase in a 6-cent increase.