Here's a look at some of the wins and losses during the 2021 session of the Nebraska Legislature.
Nebraska families rallied to show their support for a filibustered bill that would have expanded services to as many as 850 children with disabilities severe enough to qualify them for institutions.
The bill would reduce the top corporate income tax rate from 7.81% to 7.25% over two years. The measure also would provide a $2,000 refundable tax credit to parents of a stillborn child, starting in 2022.
Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval to a bevy of bills Wednesday, but the day was prolonged by rancor over a filibuster that blocked services for 850 severely disabled children the night before.
The bill, which sought to expand services to 850 families of developmentally disabled children, fell victim to a filibuster following an impassioned debate in the Nebraska Legislature.
A Florida college student whose academics turned around at a private school urges Nebraska to provide school choice.
Nebraska lawmakers sent a $9.7 billion, two-year state budget package to the Gov. Ricketts' desk as attention turned to the money left over.
Gov. Ricketts’ rejection of President Biden’s invitation to house immigrant children is reprehensible, a Public Pulse writer says.
Citing a “serious sense of urgency,” Nebraska lawmakers will launch their investigation into the state’s problematic contract for private management of Omaha-area child welfare cases.
Nebraska Catholic leaders have given appropriate leeway about Mass attendance, a Public Pulse writer says.
Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh has slowed legislative debate since last week, when the Executive Board left her off a special committee investigating the state’s contract with St. Francis Ministries.
The Nebraska Democratic Party on Friday condemned what they called a "dangerous and reckless attack" by the Omaha Young Republicans on State Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh of Omaha.
A bigger fight is looming Friday, when lawmakers take up the state's capital construction budget and an amendment to prepare designs and select a site for the proposed $230 million prison.
A year after similar legislation was vetoed by Gov. Pete Ricketts, a bill that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on a person's natural hair characteristics appears headed to approval.
Should someone who didn't speak favorably about a COVID-19 mask mandate be on the State Board of Health? That question prompted a long debate Wednesday at the Nebraska Legislature.
The bill would appropriate $17 million in each of the next two fiscal years to get people off Nebraska's waiting list for disability services. State officials estimated that would be enough for 31% of those on the current list to get services.
Nebraska has no backup plan to care for abused and neglected children in the Omaha area if an embattled Kansas nonprofit can no longer do the job, a top state official acknowledged Wednesday.
"A mayor's race would require 100% of my time and focus, and pandemic assistance requires all of my attention," Cavanaugh said in a video. "I can't do both."
Three key child welfare measures worsened in Douglas and Sarpy Counties between December 2019 and November last year under the management of the embattled St. Francis Ministries.
Nebraskans opposed to vaccinations filled all available hearing room seats and crowded the Capitol hallway Thursday to fight for freedom from mandatory immunizations.
One in four domestic violence survivors report experiencing five or more years of abuse. I am one in four.
The embattled private agency overseeing child welfare cases in the Omaha area will run out of money for operations by Feb. 12, an official said Friday, so the state is negotiating a new contract.
COVID-related concerns are expected to be among the major issues faced by the Nebraska Legislature this year.
The Nebraska Legislature is preparing to meet on Wednesday to open our 107th legislative session. Many Nebraskans have reached out to me and t…
The Kansas-based agency overseeing Omaha-area child welfare cases nearly ran out of cash in March and expects to lose about $27 million on its Nebraska contract this fiscal year.