Local

County Officials Meeting

Photo: clipart.com

County Officials Meeting

Local officials from across Nebraska are in Omaha, attending the 119th annual conference of the Nebraska Association of County Officials, or NACO.

Executive Director Larry Dix says they are hearing a lot about changes in health care coverage affecting counties…

 

Dix says NACO offers group health insurance coverage to counties, but their rules are changing too…

 

Dix says besides increased costs, counties have to deal with more complicated rules…

 

Dix says they are also talking about property taxes, road issues and crowded jails.

The meeting continues through Friday.

 

Recent Headlines

in National, World

Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

Fresh
21-overlay13

General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

in National

When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

Fresh
congressmcconnell

The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

in Agriculture

Lower Net Farm Income Could Weight on Land Prices

DSC_0015

USDA is projecting net farm income will drop to $73.6 billion this year, down 32-pecent from 2014. It’s the result…

in National

Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

walmart

It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

in Agriculture

Monsanto Drops Bid for Syngenta

corn field 1

Monsanto has officially backed off its latest proposal to acquire Syngenta. Syngenta’s Paul Minehart says an enhanced offer was made…