Supporters of paid sick leave for workers next may turn to the state's voters after striking out again in the Nebraska Legislature.
Meatpacking plant workers deserve safeguards for working in close quarters through the pandemic despite high rates of infections and deaths, said State Sen. Tony Vargas.
Ryan Hamilton, executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party, describes Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha as the Legislature's most liberal member.
State lawmakers advanced a pair of bills ensuring Nebraska students who attend home school and AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country qualify for in-state tuition at the state's public colleges and universities.
Nebraska's emerging budget plan holds the line on ongoing state spending while leaving about $390 million available for other legislative priorities, such as the tax cut bills or the governor's plan to expand broadband access.
Advocates testified Monday in favor of a bill that would increase protections for meatpacking workers. Representatives of Smithfield Foods and Lincoln Premium Poultry spoke in opposition to the bill.
A Pulse writer expresses concern about how the isolation has affected nursing home residents during the COVID era.
"The simple and correct response to this federal review is for Nebraska Medicaid to immediately provide access for all eligible Medicaid expansion applicants to full traditional Medicaid services, including dental, vision and over-the-counter medication benefits."
"As the granddaughter of four immigrants (two from Western Europe and two from Eastern Europe), I recognize the importance of providing safety procedures for essential factory workers. "
Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha has introduced legislation that could save meatpacking workers in Nebraska from illness and even death. As a medical…
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A day after a committee of state lawmakers was advised to quarantine due to a COVID exposure, two of the state senators were back at work. "I was given no other viable choice."
State Sen. Tony Vargas, who lost his father to COVID-19 in April, introduced a bill that would free local health departments from having to seek state approval for directed health measures.
Law enforcement agencies say there is a "minimal" credible security threat to security at the Nebraska State Capitol in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
The Nebraska Legislature stands out from other state legislatures for the special steps it takes to best serve the public interest.
State Sen. Dan Hughes proposed a rule change that would bar news media from committee executive sessions. Members of the media opposed the change and said reporters are there on behalf of the public.
State Sen. Lynne Walz, a former teacher, was elected chair of the Legislature's Education Committee on a narrow 25-23 vote.
Editorial: Voters would do well to reelect State Sens. Carol Blood, Mike McDonnell, Tony Vargas and Lou Ann Linehan.
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The District 7 race for South Omaha and downtown's seat in the Nebraska Legislature features an incumbent Democrat against a Republican challenger.
American essential workers come in all stripes, but in the meatpacking industry, this workforce is largely composed of immigrants: nearly 67% …
A last-minute amendment introduced by State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha would require meatpacking plants to adopt more safety measures to protect workers from COVID-19.
Despite a legislative setback, an Omaha senator says his efforts to have meatpacking plants adopt additional COVID-19 safety measures isn't over.
State Sen. Tony Vargas criticized local police for their response to demonstrators.