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Nebraska Prison Population Booms

Nebraska’s prison population is more than 150% of capacity…..

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Iowa Democrat Debates Entering Race for Governor

A Democrat who’s had his name on the Iowa’s statewide, General Election ballot eight times is still mulling the idea of running for governor in 2014……

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Cyclospora Outbreaks

State officials say prepackaged salad mix caused the outbreak of cyclospora that has sickened 78 Nebraskans since mid-June……

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Senator Johanns Rejects Spending Plan

Senator Johanns takes to the floor of the United States Senate to object to the spending plan….

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Budget Negotiations Continue

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain are attempting to work out a so called “big deal” agreement that could avoid a major confrontation over extending the federal debt ceiling this fall.

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Noem Defends Vote

The House of Representatives narrowly defeated an amendment last week that would have severely restricted the ability of the NSA to collect data on American citizens.

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Task Force Meets

The Ag Land Assessment Task Force of the South Dakota legislature met last week in Pierre. Those meetings are held…

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King Standing Firm

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King says he is “standing firm” in his opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants, including children who were illegally brought into the country by their parents.

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Cuts Could Impact Those On Dialysis

Among the scores of programs facing federal budget cuts under sequestration, Medicare and Medicaid will see a funding loss of more than nine-percent for the care of dialysis patients.

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Crime Report Released

The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Nebraska Crime Commission) just released their report on criminal stats for 2012.

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Growth Seen In Economic Index

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for February, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, increased from January’s reading.

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Iowa Legislators Move to Budget And Education Issues

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With the debate over increasing the gas tax out of the way, Iowa legislators now can focus on the budget, and settling on education funding.

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Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

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South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

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Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

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A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

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State Education Spending Debate Continues

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State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.