Latest Nebraska state government News

Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

Medical marijuana petition drive sues to ease ballot rules

May. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to legalize medical marijuana in Nebraska sued the state on Monday to try to overturn a requirement that makes it harder to qualify for the ballot by forcing petitioners to get signatures from a large number rural counties. The federal...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

Omaha World-Herald. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Nebraska’s primary turnout isn’t good enough The 2022 Nebraska primary is over. Congratulations to the winners who will advance to the general election in November, and respect to those who were defeated after engaging...

Nebraska tax collections beat expectations in April

May. 13, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska collected more tax revenue than projected in April and is still well ahead of expectations for the current fiscal year, according to new numbers released Friday. The state Department of Revenue reported net April tax receipts of $939 million, which is...

Nebraska GOP strains to unite after Trump's candidate loses

May. 11, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans struggled to put the bruising campaign for governor behind them on Wednesday as a rally that was intended to highlight party unity instead showed division following the first major loss for a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump in this year’s midterm...

David Else wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District.

May. 11, 2022 11:31 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Else wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District.

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...

Jim Pillen wins Republican nomination for governor in Nebraska primary election.

May. 10, 2022 23:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Pillen wins Republican nomination for governor in Nebraska primary election.

Adrian Smith wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District.

May. 10, 2022 22:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adrian Smith wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nebraska's 3rd Congressional District.