Category: Legislature

Special session ends with the signing of oil pipeline legislation (AUDIO)

State senators have concluded the special legislative session with passage of two oil pipeline regulation bills. Governor Heineman has signed both bills into law. Legislators approved LB1 48-0. The bill… Read more »

Altering keno to expand revenue

A proposal in the city of Omaha’s legislative package would reduce the time interval between keno games from five minutes to possibly three or less. The reason behind the change… Read more »

BREAKING: Legislature approves, governor signs oil pipeline legislation

Nebraska lawmakers gave unanimous approval to two oil pipeline regulation bills, effectively ending the special session on a high note few thought possible when it began. Governor Heineman signed the… Read more »

Pipeline deal hangs on a promise lawmakers expect to be fulfilled (AUDIO)

The deal that paved the way for a successful conclusion to the special session hangs on a promise that Nebraska lawmakers expect to be fulfilled. Speaker of the Legislature Mike… Read more »

Bold Nebraska pleased, but not satisfied with special session turn (AUDIO)

Bold Nebraska considers the turn of events in the special session a victory, though the organizations still hopes to stop the Keystone XL pipeline altogether. Bold Nebraska’s Jane Kleeb says… Read more »

Second oil regulation bill advances, setting up final vote Tuesday (AUDIO)

A few more questions asked then quick approval of a bill that would aid moving the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline out of the Sand Hills. The Unicameral… Read more »

Senator contends special session put legislature in "horrible position" (AUDIO)

A state senator contends the legislature was placed in a horrible position when called into special session and is now doing the best it can. Lawmakers are on the verge… Read more »

Bill giving PSC oil pipeline authority on verge of passage (AUDIO)

A bill that would give the Public Service Commission authority to determine the routes oil pipelines would take in Nebraska is on the verge of passage. The Unicameral advanced LB1… Read more »