"Make no mistake: critical race theory is an attack on our country's core values," Gov. Pete Ricketts says.
While the move to make Juneteenth a federal holiday was widely supported by Nebraska politicians, a state senator cautioned against oversimplifying the holiday’s significance.
University of Nebraska President Ted Carter said the university will emerge from a pandemic year ready for what comes next, which is reflected in a $1 billion budget to be considered by the Board of Regents.
Democrats and racial justice advocates decried the action as a "giant step backward" in efforts to bridge Iowa's racial divides.
State offices will close and state employees will be given the day off Friday in observance of Juneteenth, according to a news release from the office of Gov. Pete Ricketts.
Nebraska's new driver's license and state ID card boasts new designs -- which represent western, central and eastern parts of the state -- and enhanced security features.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts this week said he is “opposed to critical race theory,” voicing an increasingly common opinion among Republican politicians.
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts decried critical race theory on a call-in radio show Monday, encouraging parents to engage locally
After a ruling in their favor from the state's highest court, Kelly Hoagland and Maria Salas Valdez were finally able to adopt the child they had been raising since birth.
Sen. Tom Brewer said doctors saw the leukemia returning during blood tests for a series of surgeries he underwent earlier this year, and while he feels "tired and run down," he still plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro later this year.
Nebraska has become ground zero for opposition to the 30-by-30 plan, with nearly two dozen counties adopting resolutions to block Biden's effort to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030.
Nebraska currently has no state health standards. The controversial proposed standards, if approved after an impending revision, would only be recommended for adoption by local districts.
Nebraska is one of 10 states that hire companies to find foster youth eligible for Social Security benefits and then use the benefits — which belong to the children — to defray costs of foster care.
Department of Health and Human Services officials announced that they will suspend their efforts to change regulations governing Nebraska's child care centers, school-age-only centers and preschools.
"This will significantly defray the cost of the disaster for state and local governments," according to Bryan Tuma, assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.
State officials announced that all Nebraskans covered by the Medicaid expansion program will get the full range of benefits, beginning Oct. 1.
With $500 million in new federal pandemic funding on the way, Sen. Mike Hilgers of Lincoln has his eye on flood control, recreation, tourism and water resource sustainability.
Republican opposition blocked creation of the bipartisan panel when the 54-35 vote fell six senators short of the 60 required to take up a bill passed by the House that would have created a 10-member bipartisan commission to conduct the study.
Nebraska families rallied to show their support for a filibustered bill that would have expanded services to as many as 850 children with disabilities severe enough to qualify them for institutions.
The Legislature adjourned its 2021 regular session and will return in September for redistricting legislative and congressional boundaries.
The resolution advanced from committee after Sen. Steve Halloran of Hastings voted to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of food assistance expansion, earning him the necessary fifth vote to revive the measure.
The Legislature adopted a set of guidelines that opponents say opens the door to gerrymandering.
"The pandemic caused a financial hardship for many Nebraskans, including those in Gage County," the governor said. "I consider the funding provided by LB103 as a one-time payment in light of this extreme hardship circumstance."