A separate bill would repeal the sales tax on the use and consumption of residential water. "This is for the people," Sen. Justin Wayne said. "You can buy water from the store and not get taxed, but you get taxed for it at home."
Gage County officials said a plan from Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams to appropriate $4 million in state funds toward paying a $28.1 million judgment would help the county shed a heavy tax burden on its citizens.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Joe Biden is promising a majority of elementary schools will be open five days a week by the end of his first 100 days in office, restating his goal after his administration came under fire when aides said schools would be considered open if they held in-person learning just one day a week.
The bill (LB4), from Sen. Tom Briese of Albion, would raise the tuition credit for reservists enrolled in public colleges and universities in the state from 50% to 75%.
Any individual who received a 1099-G from the Labor Department, but did not file an unemployment claim, should report suspected fraud.
All-day hearings continue in the Legislature. Last week the Natural Resources Committee held a hearing for LB507. I introduced this bill to pr…
Sen. Terrell McKinney of Omaha said he tried to address Gov. Pete Ricketts' concerns in the bill, which would put characteristics such as protective hairstyles under the definition of race.
Community leaders are keeping a close eye on bills being introduced into the Nebraska Legislature, as some could have an impact on the Columbus area.
Q: I have a question about what happens to your real estate taxes when you pay off your mortgage. When you have a mortgage, the payment to the lender includes real estate taxes and insurance. Once you pay off your loan, how do taxes get paid? Is it better to pay off your loan or keep a loan so that the taxes keep getting paid? Do property taxes rise when you pay off your loan?
Sen. Ben Hansen called his bill a "proactive" measure against what he called "egregious oversteps" by local officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sen. Tom Briese of Albion has suggested expanding the state sales tax base by including dozens of exempt services and, in turn, reducing the sales tax rate.
Members of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Committee voiced strong support of two bills in the legislature relating to the…
With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Ps…
Unified control of the government by one party almost invariably drives the two sides apart. Recent events — hard-won passage of a $900 billio…
Washington has barely had time to process the implications of Democratic control after two Georgia runoff elections that are delivering the Se…
A bill sponsored by Sen. Julie Slama of Peru and co-signed by 15 other senators would add occupied vehicles to the list of places an individual could defend with deadly force.
The bill by Lincoln Sen. Suzanne Geist comes on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down restrictions put in place by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on places of worship in areas hard hit by the coronavirus.
The widely popular defense measure provides a 3% pay raise for U.S. troops and guides defense policy. In dismissing objections to the $740 billion bill, Congress rebuked Trump just weeks before his term ends.
The Republican congressman said he would have voted against enactment of legislation that would provide new $2,000 pandemic relief checks for most Americans instead of an earlier $600 authorization.
The Nebraska Department of Labor said it could take 4-6 weeks to get federal guidance and implement extended unemployment benefits that were approved Sunday.