The Nebraska Legislature is unlikely to approve proposals on voter ID or mail-in balloting because the committee that handles the issue is deadlocked.
The second Monday in October could become a pick-your-celebration day under a compromise advanced out of committee Friday.
Voting by mail brought encouraging results in Garden County. The state should take a fresh look at further vote-by-mail options.
LINCOLN — State Sen. Joni Craighead ended speculation Monday that she would run for Douglas County assessor/register of deeds, announcing she …
“While it was an interesting idea, I love being a state senator, and I owe it to my constituents and supporters to go back to Lincoln to finish the job we have started,” Craighead said.
The Legislature’s Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to advance Legislative Bill 25 to the floor. State Sen. John Murante of Grenta, the bill’s sponsor, said he will attempt to attach the proposal to another bill so it can still be debated in the waning weeks of the legislative session.
LINCOLN — Nebraska lawmakers may soon debate a familiar effort to return the state to a winner-take-all system for awarding presidential electors.
The Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee advanced an amended version of Legislative Bill 68 on a 6-0 vote, with one member abstaining.
LINCOLN — A group of lawyers tried to make the case Thursday that lawmakers should make no changes to Nebraska's system of appointing, discipl…
No one testified in support of the changes contained within Legislative Bill 644 during a public hearing Thursday, but nine lawyers spoke in defense of the judicial commissions.
LINCOLN — State Sen. Laura Ebke's motivation for pushing Nebraska to call for a convention of states is tied directly to a dollar amount and a…
Under Legislative Resolution 6, the convention would have the limited purposes of discussing and potentially amending the U.S. Constitution to limit the power and spending of the federal government and to place term limits on members of Congress.
While Gretna Sen. John Murante, the bill’s sponsor, called the measure appropriate and good public policy, others disagreed. Omaha Sen. Beau McCoy said he takes issue with naming just one finalist. "That breeds an appearance of secrecy," he said.
LINCOLN — A Nebraska legislative committee killed a bill Thursday that would have expanded the use of closed meetings by government boards scr…
A legislative committee voted Thursday to kill a bill that would have allowed government boards to hold closed meetings to screen applicants for public jobs before naming finalists.