A petition that would put the question of whether to expand Medicaid to about 90,000 uninsured adult Nebraskans has enough certified signatures to put it on the Nov. 6 ballot, Secretary of State John Gale confirmed Friday. County election officials completed their review of 136,791 signatures submitted for the petition to expand Medicaid eligibility, Gale said, and found state law requirements for valid signatures have been met.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday could give a $30 million to $40 million boost to Nebraska’s tax coffers but add costs for online shoppers. The 5-4 ruling said states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax, overturning a 25-year-old Supreme Court decision that states argued were costing them billions of dollars.
As wind energy projects continue to be debated in this corner of the state, we can’t help but take note of what’s happening in O’Neill this year. O’Neill Public School officials recently provided an update on a $13 million building project that will break ground in July.
It has been a tedious session full of filibusters and mini-filibusters, a lot more like running around the track again and again rather than setting off on a long-distance journey with a destination.
The Nebraska Legislature’s nearly completed session has been a challenging one, according to some state lawmakers and veteran lobbyists.
The Legislature got another oversight committee OK'd Wednesday, with not much time to spare and over opposition from at least 13 senators.
Nebraska's legislative session started Wednesday with considerably less tension than some might have expected based on 2017.
One state senator predicts that this year’s legislative session will be a “knock-down, drag-out” fight like last year’s.