Latest Nebraska state government News

Nebraska won't hold special legislative session on abortion

Aug. 08, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Monday that he will not call a special legislative session to try to enact a 12-week abortion ban because the measure doesn't have enough votes to break a filibuster. Ricketts — a Republican who has said he wants to ban...

Nebraska AG: No charges over ex-state senator's photos

Jul. 22, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s attorney general said he will not file criminal charges against fellow Republican and former state lawmaker Mike Groene over photos the ex-lawmaker surreptitiously took of an aide. There is not enough information from the results of a Nebraska...

Nebraska Republicans fire chairman at tumultuous convention

Jul. 10, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans fired their longtime party chairman at a tumultuous state convention that highlighted divisions within the party driven by activists who support former President Donald Trump and want to take the party further to the right. After convention...

Nebraska Republican Mike Flood to take House seat on Tuesday

Jul. 07, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican state Sen. Mike Flood will officially join the U.S. House on Tuesday when he's sworn in to fill the seat of disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Flood will take his oath of office at the U.S. Capitol. Flood, a former...

Nebraska medical marijuana campaign says it might fall short

Jul. 04, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Nebraska is in danger of missing its signature goal to qualify for the November general election ballot, organizers said. Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana still needs to gather thousands of signatures ahead...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Jul. 04, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. July 3, 2022. Editorial: Religious freedom includes keeping government out of religious matters It’s right there in the first words of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an...

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

Jun. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme...

Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun. 29, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won a special election Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood beat...

Republican Mike Flood wins special election to U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District

Jun. 28, 2022 23:25 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Flood wins special election to U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District.

Uncertainty looms over possible Nebraska abortion session

Jun. 24, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska could be headed to a special session to try to ban abortions now that the U.S. Supreme Court has given states that power, but it's unclear whether one will actually happen or what type of restrictions might win enough support to pass. Gov. Pete...