WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders reached an elaborate deal Tuesday that will allow Democrats to lift the nation’s debt limit without an…
ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation's top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances.
Six GOP candidates are vying for the seat currently occupied by Gov. Pete Ricketts, who finishes his second term next year and is term-limited.
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Congressional leaders reached agreement on a stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government running, but a temporary shutdown was still possible.
“I do not believe that UNL is racist,” Chancellor Ronnie Green said in response to an allegation by Gov. Pete Ricketts. “Nothing could be further from the truth.”
Other state senators have defended efforts to implement more equitable policies at UNL, and they blame Gov. Pete Ricketts for stoking division.
Roads and highways form the largest slice of the massive federal infrastructure program funding that will be headed to Nebraska, but how the state's $2.5 billion allocation will be targeted is yet to be determined.
"This vote was taken after (an earlier meeting in September) that included a conference call with Senator Fischer and her explanation of why she voted for this bill," the county organizations stated.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic plan to impose a fee on methane emissions from oil and gas wells has cleared a key hurdle, but it faces strong opposition from the oil and gas industry and criticism by centrist Sen. Joe Manchin.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A fractious House handed President Joe Biden a marquee victory Friday by approving a roughly $2 trillion social and environment bill, as Democrats cast aside disputes that for months had stalled the measure and hampered efforts to sell their priorities to voters.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Polls show that a strong majority of Democrats — and a majority of the American public — support the broad priorities of the roughly $2 trillion social and environmental spending bill that the House approved Friday. Democratic lawmakers predict that President Joe Biden's bill, once enacted, will be “transformational” for the country.
Sen. Anna Wishart texted a message that the adventure has been "an incredible experience. … One of the most beautiful places I've ever been to … people and mountain."
Gov. Pete Ricketts said Thursday that he told Chancellor Ronnie Green that he opposed the plan, but Green had “misrepresented” his position on it in conversations with other university stakeholders.
"Summit," read a one-word text message from Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon that was received in Lincoln at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday.
State Auditor Charlie Janssen will not run for reelection, but Lt. Gov. Mike Foley said Thursday that he will seek a return to the Auditor's Office, a post he held from 2007 to 2015.
Patty Pansing Brooks, who will complete her term-limited eight years as a member of the nonpartisan Legislature at the end of next year, jump-started her campaign with news media contacts in Columbus, Norfolk and Fremont.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska announced Friday she will run for reelection in 2022, setting up a race against a primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Sen. Tom Brewer said "everyone is good to go and everyone is in high spirits" with safety checks completed, equipment inspected and medical briefings done.
The former state senator "told me last night she is officially a candidate" for governor, Cass County Republican Chairwoman Tracy Zeorian stated in an online post promoting a forum hosted by the county party.
Nebraska is set to receive billions of dollars from the federal government for roads and other infrastructure after passage by Congress of a long-awaited $1 trillion bill.
Sen. Tom Briese of Albion called for Nebraska to end the "outdated practice" of setting clocks back and forward an hour twice a year and instead move Nebraska to year-round daylight saving time.
Max Cleland, who lost three limbs to a Vietnam War hand grenade blast yet went on to serve as a U.S. senator from Georgia, died on Tuesday.
Sen. Eliot Bostar of Lincoln said he believes the Legislature "has to address school funding to work toward solution of the problem. … Property taxes are too high, and for too long."