Budget increasing spending 7.3 percent passes
State spending will increase 7.3 percent over the next 15 months under the $6.15 billion budget passed today by the Legislature.
Senators advance sex-offender law
The Nebraska Legislature gave first-round approval Monday to a sweeping bill aimed at strengthening Nebraska's sex offender law, including allowing authorities to commit some offenders after their prison time is served.
Tax benefit biggest for poor, rich
The poor and the affluent would profit most from the income tax cuts Nebraska lawmakers will resume debating today. Middle-income Nebraskans would receive less: a $71 income tax cut per year.