Tag: Governor Dave Heineman

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 »

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 »

Governor Heineman: team effort led to special session breakthrough (AUDIO)

Governor Heineman stated today he supports moves at the Capitol that seem to pave the way for oil pipeline regulations passing the special session. “Just a few days ago, I… Read more »

State pushes economic development programs despite low unemployment rate (AUDIO)

Nebraska moves to build on its economic success, enacting three new economic development programs. The programs are part of the Talent and Innovation Initiative. The Business Innovation Act will distribute… Read more »

Governor writes State Dept, waits on senator response to special session (AUDIO)

Gov. Dave Heineman has written the assistant United States Secretary of State seeking clarification of the state’s authority over the route the Keystone XL pipeline will take. Heineman said during… Read more »

Governor willing to call special session if senators ready to back legislation (AUDIO)

Gov. Dave Heineman says he’s willing to call a special legislative session if state senators show support for an oil pipeline regulation bill. Heineman tells the Jack and John Show… Read more »

Gov. Heineman: state will plan for, not implement, new federal health care law (AUDIO)

Gov. Heineman says Nebraska will plan to implement the federal health care law, even as it hopes the courts rule it unconstitutional. Nebraska has applied for federal grants to offset… Read more »

Gov. Heineman meets with state senators about special session (AUDIO)

Governor Heineman says he has met with state senators interested in calling a special session to address the Keystone XL pipeline controversy. Calls for a special legislative session to address… Read more »