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Department of Revenue releases general fund receipts for December 2018

Department of Revenue releases general fund receipts for December 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. — December Gross Receipts: Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton reports that gross General Fund receipts for December were $493 million, which is 2.3% below the certified forecast of $505 million. • Gross Sales and Use: 1.5% below forecast • Gross Individual Income: 8.8% below forecast • Gross Corporate Income: 23.8% above forecast • Gross…Read more »

Sasse Reintroduces Born-Alive Legislation

Sasse Reintroduces Born-Alive Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ben Sasse released the following statement after reintroducing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. “Everybody loves babies and that love has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with just having a heart,” said Sasse. “This legislation is an opportunity for Congress to find consensus built on common…Read more »

Veterans set to move into new Kearney facility this week

Veterans set to move into new Kearney facility this week

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska veterans are looking forward to moving into the new Central Nebraska Veterans Home in Kearney this week. Vans of veterans will begin arriving at the new facility in Kearney on Wednesday morning, and Gov. Pete Ricketts will be on hand to greet them. The veterans are moving 34 miles…Read more »

Bill would bar officials from blocking view of execution

Bill would bar officials from blocking view of execution

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska senator has introduced a bill that would require state lawmakers to witness executions and prohibit prison officials from blocking witnesses’ view, as they did briefly while carrying one out last year. Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks, of Lincoln, proposed legislation Monday that would require two lawmakers appointed by the Legislature’s…Read more »

Nebraska tourism office promotes crane migration

Nebraska tourism office promotes crane migration

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Tourism Office is starting its first campaign of 2019 by promoting the hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes that migrate to the Platte River Valley. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the print and television ads began running Monday. The ads will run until March in cities in Colorado,…Read more »

Missouri River water levels remain elevated in early 2019

Missouri River water levels remain elevated in early 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will remain elevated at the start of the year, but should return to normal levels throughout 2019. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border was…Read more »

Possible Ebola patient released from Nebraska hospital

Possible Ebola patient released from Nebraska hospital

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An American being monitored at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the deadly Ebola virus has been released from the hospital, having shown no signs of the disease. The Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha said in a news release that the patient left the hospital Saturday morning after…Read more »

Remains of Nebraska sailor killed in WWII identified

Remains of Nebraska sailor killed in WWII identified

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The remains of a sailor from Nebraska killed in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday in a news release that the remains of Navy Fireman 1st Class Grant Cook, of Cozad, had been accounted for on Aug. 27. Cook was 20…Read more »