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Topic - Dave Heineman
Lawmakers are poised to act this session on income tax cuts aimed at Social Security recipients and veterans who agree to launch a new career or business in Nebraska after they retire.
A proposal to lower the taxable value of Nebraska ranch and farmland stalled Thursday in a legislative committee amid concerns it would erode the property tax base used by rural K-12 public schools.
Nebraska is joining a lawsuit that seeks to strike down a California law regulating the living conditions of chickens.
A consultant hired by the state is suggesting that Nebraska could expand its prison facilities to deal with overcrowding, but the idea faces opposition from Gov. Dave Heineman and a key state lawmaker.
A series of new Nebraska state budget bills has won committee approval for debate in the Legislature.
Gov. Dave Heineman says he's opposed to any use of public money to transport Nebraska prisoners to marriage ceremonies with other inmates.
Gov. Dave Heineman says Nebraska has plenty of money available for tax cuts, but it's up to lawmakers to pass them.
Nebraska could see an additional $99 million for its current budget, setting the stage for more debate over taxes and spending.
Lawmakers on Wednesday debated whether Nebraska should buy, lease or charter a new plane to ferry the governor and others around while on state business.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has called on lawmakers to reduce the taxable value of farm and ranch land, but he's willing to embrace alternative proposals that would reduce property taxes.
The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said Monday that its proposed route through Nebraska is still legally valid until a higher court decides whether the state's pipeline siting law is constitutional.
Kearney Hub. Feb. 22, 2014.
President Barack Obama told governors at a White House meeting Monday that he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada in the next couple of months, two Republican governors said.
President Obama appears willing to put off a decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline at least until the midterm elections have passed, and a Nebraska judge now has given him the ability to do that.
Just as pressure was building on President Barack Obama to make a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil from Canada to refineries in Texas, the project ran into another obstacle - and it came again from Nebraska.
He argued that the state first needs to conclude its ongoing study of Nebraska's prison system, and previously has said the state should look at lower-cost options.
"No decision about long-term prison construction should be made until Nebraska has the opportunity to develop and thoroughly review a comprehensive prison strategy," Heineman said.