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Export-Import Bank revival could become part of highway bill

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The fate of the Export-Import Bank could be tied to a long-term transportation bill. The Senate included reviving the bank in its six-year $350 billion highway bill that will not be taken up by the House until September. Congressman Adrian Smith says if the Export-Import Bank is to be revived, it should undergo change. “Bare […]

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Congress fails to pass long-term highway bill, extends current funding (AUDIO)

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Congress has extended transportation funding just ahead of the deadline, but falls short in an effort to pass a long-term highway bill. House leaders rejected the six-year $350 billion bill approved by the Senate. Instead, Congress passed a three-month highway bill, providing more time to negotiate. Congressman Adrian Smith acknowledges it’s not the best outcome. […]

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Road and bridge construction hangs in balance in Washington (AUDIO)

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Hopes of approving a long-term transportation bill could run into political reality this week. United States Sen. Deb Fischer expresses optimism a six-year transportation bill can be approved. “I’ve long advocated for moving away from short-term patches and instead we need to focus on longer term solutions,” Fischer tells news reporters. Senate leadership has reached […]

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Fans/AC help available for eligible Nebraskans trying to beat the heat

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Fans as well as help paying the air conditioning bill is available to eligible Nebraskans. Teri Chasten with the Department of Health and Human Services says last year, the state used $82,000 in federal funds to provide fans for about 3,000 households. “We have not in any of the recent years, going back probably at […]

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Royals homer twice, claim Game 1 of twin bill

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The American League Central-leading Royals opened the second half of the 2015 season with a 4-2 victory over the White Sox on Friday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field. The contest marked the first of a doubleheader, and the first of four to be played in...

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Ashford pushes bill arising in wake of Officer Kerrie Orozco death

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Congressman Brad Ashford is attempting to address a problem that has arisen in wake of the death of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco. Orozco married a citizen of Mexico in 2011. While Hector Orozco has legal status, he is not a citizen. Ashford will propose a bill that would allow the surviving spouses of first-responders […]

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Royals turn to Volquez in Game 1 of twin bill

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The White Sox and Royals will appreciate the break the All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile brings as they jump into the second half of the season with a day-night doubleheader on Friday. Both teams will make up a postponed game from April 25 in the aft...

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Royals turn to Volquez in Game 1 of twin bill

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The White Sox and Royals will appreciate the break the All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile brings as they jump into the second half of the season with a day-night doubleheader on Friday. Both teams will make up a postponed game from April 25 in the aft...

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Gov. Ricketts praises passage of fast-track trade bill

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Gov. Pete Ricketts praises Congress for passage of Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise known as fast-track trade authority. “This is all very, very good news for Nebraska to be able to grow our markets, be able to expand our opportunities to create jobs and so I’m pleased that the Senate passed it,” Ricketts tells Kevin Thomas, […]

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Fischer pleased fast-track trade authority heading to president (AUDIO)

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Fast-track trade legislation has passed the Senate and been sent to the president. It took a second try, but Trade Promotion Authority, better known as fast-track trade legislation, has passed. The United States Senate voted 60-to-38 to approve TPA. The bill now goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. TPA is a key piece […]

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Trade bill squeezes through House, returns to Senate (AUDIO)

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A trade bill moves forward that a Nebraska Congressman says could boost exports from this state. Congressman Adrian Smith is pleased the House returned to trade legislation and approved the Trade Promotion Authority on a 218-to-208 vote. “Yes, it was a fairly close vote, but the fact that we’ve taken that vote two weeks in […]

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Speaker Hadley says raw emotion came out during death penalty debate (AUDIO)

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Legislative Speaker Galen Hadley says state senators relied on their emotions, not research, during the somber debate to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. Hadley says state senators understood the seriousness of the debate when they overrode the governor’s veto of the bill to repeal the death penalty. “It was so somber me,” Hadley says. […]

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Gov. Ricketts “appalled” by repeal of the death penalty (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts expresses disappointment the legislature overrode three of his vetoes, especially the veto of the bill that repealed the death penalty. Ricketts needed to change the votes of three senators to sustain his veto of LB 268, the bill ending capital punishment in Nebraska. He only got two. Ricketts won’t say whether he […]

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Senator will work with, not challenge governor on suspect video machines

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A state senator has decided not to challenge the governor’s veto of his bill to tax suspected illegal video machines, but to work with the governor on the legislation. Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus says he drafted LB 70 after the suspect touch-screen computer games began to appear in bars, convenience stores, and clubs in […]

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Political warning fails to stop second override of governor (AUDIO)

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A warning issued prior to the vote on the second override of the governor in as many days failed to sway votes in the Unicameral. Sen. Bill Kintner of Papillion fought to sustain Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto of LB 623, the bill allowing youth brought to the country illegally when young to apply for a […]

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