Budget bills have been advanced to final consideration by the Unicameral, but not until one more round of debate on a proposal to buy a state plane. Legislators have scratched plans to spend 2-point-2 Million dollars to buy a King Air from the University of Nebraska Foundation. Instead, a study will be conducted on how best to meet the air travel needs of the state. Senator Galen Hadley of Kearney suggests the legislature engaged in a bit of micro-managing in its decision.
The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts says rural areas of the state won’t be left out of economic development plans.
Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.
A group called “We Care” is working to stop development of a large wind farm in Lincoln County in south east South Dakota.