After more than three years in office and four legislative sessions under his belt, Gov. Pete Ricketts says he believes the state is on course now to rein in the cost of government while growing Nebraska economically.
As the Legislature prepared to conclude its 2018 session without enacting a property tax relief plan, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist on Wednesday laid the blame at the doorstep of Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.
On this year's deadline day for filing federal income tax returns, Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday signed into law a bill that he said will protect Nebraska taxpayers from an inadvertent increase of nearly $200 million in state income taxes.
With a late fundraising start, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist lagged far behind Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts in this week's campaign finance reports filed with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission.
When the Legislature's 60-day session comes to a close Wednesday, Nebraskans will still be in want — or need — for the kind of property tax relief lawmakers couldn't deliver this year or in the past 40 years, said Sen. Steve Erdman.
State Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte, known for his candor, opened up a firestorm of social media commentary Thursday and Friday when he replied to a Lincoln woman's email with what he defined as sarcasm.
In an email to students, faculty and staff, University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said Tuesday the university will manage a reduction in state aid next year without resorting to additional tuition increases.
Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon on Tuesday formally filed a request signed by 13 senators to poll all 49 state legislators on the question of summoning the Legislature back into special session later this year to deal with property tax reduction.
A proposal clearing the path for driverless vehicles to operate in Nebraska motored through a filibuster Monday and sailed past first-stage floor consideration as the Legislature entered the final lap of its 2018 session.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Krist zeroed in on Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts on Saturday, telling a Democratic audience that the governor's "failure to work with the Legislature" has stood in the path of property tax reduction legislation.
With the Legislature divided and on course to taking no action on property tax reform, Speaker Jim Scheer on Friday scheduled an extraordinary Saturday morning meeting with sponsors of competing bills in a final effort to obtain agreement on a plan before the 2018 session adjourns.
A bill setting guidelines for delegates representing Nebraska at a proposed convention of the states outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution failed to advance Thursday evening, falling two votes short.