Sending a Message

In an interview in office number 1403 in the State Capitol, Sen. Charlie Janssen doesn’t offer much insight about why a first-term senator would make immigration — inherently contentious and complicated — his pet issue. There’s no Minuteman poster on his wall. No United States map with a red target. Instead, there are drawings from […]

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Increasing Transparency: Legislature gets tools to help shape child welfare reform

A resolution adopted last week in the Legislature would allow the Health and Human Services Committee to investigate and assess the effects of Nebraska’s child welfare reform — a process that has produced many problems and questions since the state privatized its services in November 2009. Since then, three of the five lead agencies hired […]

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Killing a Dream

More than a dozen opponents — including groups like Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education, Building Bright Futures, the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and the largest Hispanic Conservative group, Somos Republicans — testified Monday that the Legislature’s Education Committee should kill a bill to repeal the state’s Dream Act, a […]

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News Briefs (Sept. 14-21)

News Events Meet Meister and Boyle: Thursday, Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Castle Barrett, 43rd and Leavenworth. Meet the candidates on the Democratic gubernatorial ticket. meisterforgovernor.com Sustainable Agriculture Listening Session: Friday, Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m., MCC-Institute of Culinary Arts, 5730 N. 30th St. Lecture to advance environmentally sound agriculture. mccneb.edu Symposium for Maternal Health: Thursday, Sept. […]

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