A proposal to use state sales and income tax dollars to offset property taxes for farmers and ranchers ran into opposition, before senators advanced a watered-down version in the... more››
A massive winter flood on the Mississippi River cracked open a levee near the Missouri-Illinois border and damaged thousands of acres of farmland. With the planting and flood... more››
Nebraska lawmakers took what supporters described as a small step toward relieving the burden of school property taxes Wednesday.The property tax bill changes several parts of... more››
For the fourth year in a row, Nebraska lawmakers have rejected the idea of expanding Medicaid to provide health coverage for more low-income residents. Near the beginning of... more››
Only about one third of Nebraskans agree most of the young children in the state are prepared to be successful in school when they enter kindergarten. An even larger number do... more››
Americans are buying less beef and more pork and poultry. Some ranchers want to pay for more ads, to boost sales at the supermarket. But proposals requiring ranchers to pay more... more››
Cotton fabric has been a staple in our closets for decades, but times are tough for farmers in the U.S. cotton belt who are caught in the middle of a storm of changing global... more››
A proposal that supporters called a good first step, but opponents called a token gesture to relieve agricultural property taxes is advancing in the Nebraska Legislature.... more››
Wednesday, lawmakers in the Nebraska legislature killed LB 586, a bill sponsored by Lincoln senator Adam Morfeld to prohibit lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender... more››
After several hours of debate, the Nebraska Legislature voted Wednesday to put off until next year consideration of a bill banning employment discrimination against lesbian, gay... more››
Juveniles facing court dates would automatically get lawyers, but only in the state’s largest counties, under a proposal advancing in the Nebraska Legislature. Meanwhile, a... more››
UPDATED: MARCH 22, 2016A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court decision handed a huge victory for the Omaha Tribe in its effort to tax liquor stores in the Village of Pender, Nebraska.... more››