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Gas-Tax Increase Wins First-Round Approval


Image result for gas pumpA 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. 

SNAP Lawsuit Awarded Class-Action Status


Image result for snap program nebraskaA judge has granted class-action status to a lawsuit alleging that Nebraska consistently failed to process food-benefit applications and renewals in a timely manner. 

Senators Warned Clock Is Ticking


Image result for nebraska legislatureLawmakers are running out of time to debate their main priorities in this year's session.  Today is day 56 of the 90 day legislative session.  

Driver In Fatal Golf Cart Accident Acquitted


Image result for judge gavelThe 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.

Aid Workers Cleared Of Ebola


Image result for unmcAll five American aid workers being monitored in Nebraska for exposure to Ebola have completed their quarantine periods free from symptoms of the deadly virus.  

Report Suggests Economic Growth


Image result for economic growthA 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. 

Renewable Energy Tax Credit Measure Advances


Image result for wind generatorA 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. 

Perlman Announces Retirement in 2016


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. 

More Vandalism To Car Windows


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.

Lawmakers Debate Fuel Tax Increase


Image result for gas pumpA 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.