With three weeks to the Democratic primary, 2nd District congressional candidates Tony Vargas and Alisha Shelton met on an Omaha debate stage Tuesday.
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"I really want to go to D.C. and fight for people." Alisha Shelton is a Democrat running in the Omaha-based 2nd Congressional District who says she wants to help find solutions to improve lives.
State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha has been in elected office in Nebraska for almost a decade. He is now back on the campaign trail — this time for a seat in Congress.
A bill that would require Gov. Pete Ricketts to apply for $120 million in federal rental assistance could be dead in the water even after it passed in the Legislature Wednesday morning.
A bill that would require Gov. Pete Ricketts to apply for $120 million in federal rental assistance has just one more round of debate to go before it makes it to Ricketts' desk.
Nebraska has more than $1 billion in federal COVID recovery money. Under the Legislature's latest plan, about 25% would be spent to boost North and South Omaha and other pockets of poverty.
Lawmakers advanced a bill that would require Gov. Pete Ricketts to apply for $120 million of federal rent and utility assistance money. Ricketts has resisted taking the money, arguing it's unnecessary.
With the primary election about nine weeks away, incumbent Republican Don Bacon has a big financial advantage over his rivals in the race to represent the Omaha-based 2nd District.
State Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha proposed Legislative Bill 1024, which would use $450 million to help North Omaha neighborhoods recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
State budget director Lee Will noted that Nebraska hasn't spent its first installment of emergency rental assistance, but advocates say there is still a dire need for help.
Gov. Pete Ricketts’ decision to reject $120 million from the federal government for rent and utilities assistance prompted criticism from some…
The proposed South Omaha Recovery Grant Program would direct federal money to the area, including small-business loans, revitalization projects, job training and a sports complex at Hitchcock Park.
Despite former President Trump urging someone to challenge Bacon, the executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party said he was unaware of any other Republican planning to run in the 2nd District.
Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue confirmed Monday that she is considering entering the race and expects to make a decision next month.
Nebraska State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha announced Tuesday that he is running for Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District seat held by Don Bacon.
While Omaha and Nebraska business leaders promote diversity for future prosperity, Ricketts and allies undercut that message.
Senators advanced a bill that would allow immigrants, who are in the country legally and paying into the state's unemployment insurance pool, to receive unemployment benefits.
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.