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Committees Hold Hearing On Taxes

Wheeler news

April 25, 2019


Filed under State

(Lincoln, NE)  --  Nebraska lawmakers are debating tax options.  Three legislative committees held a public hearing yesterday over a plan to use state aid to schools in order to reduce property taxes.  The plan could lower property taxes by 10 percent, raise the state sales tax from five-point-five...

Governor Unveils Tax Plan

Governor Unveils Tax Plan

Learfield Wire Service

April 18, 2019


Filed under State

LINCOLN --  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is promoting his tax proposal.  The governor's plan would increase the state property tax credit program by 51-million-dollars per year.  The measure would also place a three-percent limit on the spending of property tax proceeds.  Ricketts has also spoken...

Suspect Accused Of Striking Officer With Car

Suspect Accused Of Striking Officer With Car

Learfield Wire Services

March 28, 2019


Filed under State

LINCOLN--A man is accused of striking a Lincoln police officer with his car.  Thirty-six-year-old Kirt Pelowski allegedly struck a police officer with his car as he sped out of a parking stall near 32nd and Huntington streets early Sunday morning.  The officer suffered minor injuries, and Pelowski's...

Lincoln limits city water

Lincoln limits city water

Learfield Wire Service, Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under State, Uncategorized

(Lincoln, NE)  --  Lincoln police have responded to multiple calls of people violating the city's water restrictions.  Mayor Chris Beutler ordered the restrictions on Sunday, forcing residents to restrict the amount of water they use because of flooding at the well fields in Ashland.  Since then,...

State prisons experiencing historic overcrowding

State prisons experiencing historic overcrowding

Learfield Wire Services

March 19, 2019


Filed under State, Uncategorized

LINCOLN --  Nebraska state prisons are currently as crowded as they have ever been.  The Omaha World-Herald reported that there were over 55-hundred inmates in state prisons as of Monday March 18, over two-thousand more than what those prisons were designed to handle.  State Corrections Director Scott...

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