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Nebraska Lawmakers Approve New Two-Year Budget

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have approved a new $9.3 billion, two-year budget despite objections from a group of fiscal conservatives who wanted spending cuts. The main budget bill won final approval Tuesday on a 35-12 vote. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts, who can approve it, reject it or use his line-item…read more »

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Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

A scaled-back ordinance offering some restrictions on rental housing is somewhat applauded by an organization that represents the city’s core neighborhoods. Collective Impact Lincoln Program Manager Nancy Petitto says city council approval of the Humane Housing Ordinance is a positive step in protecting renters and preserving the quality of affordable, humane rental housing in our…read more »

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Lincoln’s 52nd Mayor Is To Be Sworn In

Lincoln will have a new mayor this week.. Lincoln City Councilwoman and Mayor-Elect Leirion Gaylor Baird is sworn in as Lincoln’s 52nd Mayor Monday night.. Four city council members are also sworn in -James Michael Bowers, Richard Meginnis, Tammy Ward and incumbent Jane Raybould. The new city council will choose a replacement for Gaylor Baird’s…read more »

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Arrests Made In A Human Trafficking Sting Operation In Lincoln

Eight people were arrested in a multi agency prostitution, human-trafficking sting operation in Lincoln over the weekend. Three of the arrests were men for charges including: soliciting a prostitute, pandering and electronic child enticement. Investigators are working to identify potential victims among the women contacted during the detail Officer Angela Sands says the sting operation…read more »