Gov. Pete Ricketts said he would not be willing to call a special session to ban COVID vaccine mandates in Nebraska unless there were 33 senators willing to vote for such a law.
Eight finalists were selected Wednesday by the committee that will appoint a replacement for the late Mike Boyle on the Douglas County Board.
A former Gretna City Council member and small-business owner has thrown her hat in the ring for a legislative seat newly added to Sarpy County.
Omaha defense attorney and former county prosecutor Stu Dornan announced his candidacy Thursday for the Nebraska Legislature.
Three current elected officials, two former officeholders and a former U.S. marshal are among the 14 people seeking to fill the Douglas County Board vacancy created by the death of Mike Boyle.
President Joe Biden's administration has appointed Omaha political activist Precious McKesson to a position at the U.S. Department of Education.
Fortenberry hired a lawyer and set up a legal expense fund — but was not charged — after being named in reports about a foreign national who illegally gave money to U.S. campaigns, the spokesman said.
Members of Nebraska Right to Life spread their message opposing abortion Sunday by forming Life Chains across the state, including Papillion, where a new chapter has formed.
During the special session, some members of the Nebraska Legislature questioned aloud whether the once-in-a-decade task of redrawing voting maps would be better left to an independent commission.
The rally in Omaha was one of many across the nation on Saturday organized in response to the law, which has banned most abortions in Texas since early September.
If Gov. Pete Ricketts were to make Sen. Wayne a judge, the Nebraska governor also would have the opportunity to appoint Wayne’s successor in District 13, representing north-central and northeast Omaha.
If Gov. Pete Ricketts were to make Sen. Justin Wayne a judge, he would also have the opportunity to appoint Wayne’s successor in District 13, representing north-central and northeast Omaha.
Emily A. Ethington, who has served as a field director for the Republican Party in Sarpy County and for her twin sister, State Sen. Julie Slama, has been named Sarpy County election commissioner.
“Washington‘s bipartisan habit of pinballing from one crisis to the next makes things worse, not better," Sen. Ben Sasse said.
Charles Herbster said he asked Lewandowski, who served as Donald Trump's first campaign manager in 2016, to "step back" from his role with Herbster's campaign for Nebraska governor.
Nebraska lawmakers wrapped up a special session Thursday by approving new congressional, legislative and other political district boundaries, and Gov. Pete Ricketts immediately signed the package.
Nebraska's three representatives and two senators all voted against the measure, which will stave off a shutdown and fund the government through Dec. 3.
The "unforeseen circumstances" that prevented Secretary of State Bob Evnen from attending a press conference announcing his re-election campaign was a positive test for COVID-19, his office confirmed.
Secretary of State Bob Evnen announced Monday that he will seek reelection in 2022, while restating his support for the passage of voter ID laws.
Rep. Don Bacon will continue residing in the congressional district he represents under redrawn maps advanced by the Nebraska Legislature on Friday.
Applicants must be registered voters and have resided in District 1 for at least six months. Submissions must be received by the County Clerk/Comptroller's Office by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
Rep. Don Bacon said Thursday he intends to vote for the $1 trillion bill, providing it remains separate from a $3.5 trillion proposal being discussed by Democrats.
EZ Politix, in its lawsuit, said it was hired by the Herbster for Nebraska committee to perform "campaign-related services" from December 2020 until May 10, 2022, and was to be paid $12,500 a month.
One elementary school would be demolished and rebuilt, others would be upgraded to modern security systems and floor plans, and the high school would get new competition baseball and softball fields.
Mary Ridder of Callaway, who represents the western two-thirds of the state on the Nebraska Public Service Commission, served as chair of the PSC in 2018, 2019 and 2020.