Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Number Of Employed Nebraskans Is Up

Number Of Employed Nebraskans Is Up

The number of Nebraskans employed in March surpasses one million. Governor Ricketts says labor force employment has reached a record high each of the last three months and has also had over-the-year gains every month since March of 2017. Governor Ricketts says his team is working every day to support Nebraska’s job creators as they…Read more »

Another Arrest In Connection with A Homicide Last Year

Another Arrest In Connection with A Homicide Last Year

A fourth arrest is made in connection with the shooting death last year of a Lincoln woman. Police say that 33-year-old Ira Morrow was arrested Thursday on suspicion of a federal count of conspiracy to commit robbery. 36-year-old Jessica Brandon was killed in the Lincoln home she shared with her fiance. Police say surveillance cameras…Read more »

Governor Ricketts Call Tax Relief Proposal Largest Tax Increase

Governor Ricketts Call Tax Relief Proposal Largest Tax Increase

Governor Ricketts calls the revenue committee’s tax relief proposal the largest tax increase on working Nebraskans in the history of our state. Governor Ricketts says a revenue committee proposal strips taxpayers of relief thru his property tax credit relief fund proposal. It would raise the state’s sales tax by 14 percent and slaps new taxes…Read more »

Nebraska Advances Bill Seeking To Clamp Down On Spoof Calls

Nebraska Advances Bill Seeking To Clamp Down On Spoof Calls

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers are forging ahead with an effort to stop scam artists who use local phone numbers to trick consumers into answering their calls. A bill seeking that seeks to regulate the calls won first-round approval Tuesday on a 40-1 vote. If it wins final approval, Nebraska would join a growing…Read more »

UNL Professor Is Concerned About Pressure Against Commencement Speaker

UNL Professor Is Concerned About Pressure Against Commencement Speaker

The Nebraska Republican Party’s pressure on Creighton University to disinvite former Nebraska Democrat Senator and governor Bob Kerry seems hypocritical to University of Nebraska Lincoln Professor. Professor John Hibbing tells KLIN News that the Nebraska GOP has been pushing –quite rightly –for freedom of speech and objecting that college campuses were sometimes limiting the rights…Read more »

Arrest Made In Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

Arrest Made In Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

A 19-year old is arrested for motor vehicle homicide for the four vehicle collision that killed his 23 year old passenger on March 29th. Police say that witnesses report that Marvin Rivas-Villanueva was revving up, accelerating, and traveling at a high rate of speed prior to losing control and crashing into oncoming traffic at O…Read more »

Governor Tells Legislature “Keep Your Paws Off Of Pet Healthcare”

Governor Tells Legislature “Keep Your Paws Off Of Pet Healthcare”

Governor Ricketts tells the legislature to “Keep your paws off of pet healthcare”. Governor Ricketts joined Nebraska veterinarians and animal advocates to voice disapproval of the legislature’s proposed tax on pet and livestock healthcare. It is being proposed alongside several other sales tax increases on Nebraskans. Governor Ricketts repeated his message to state senators to…Read more »

Former Senator Kerrey Will Not Speak At Creighton  Commencement

Former Senator Kerrey Will Not Speak At Creighton Commencement

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey says he has decided not to address graduates and their families at a Jesuit college in Omaha because he doesn’t want his support for abortion rights to be a distraction. Kerrey told Creighton University’s president, the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, in a letter that the May 18…Read more »