Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Someone Won $1 Million In Nebraska

Someone Won $1 Million In Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The Nebraska Lottery says someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Schuyler has won $1 million. The ticket bought at the Parkview One Stop on Colfax Street in Schuyler. It matched the first five numbers drawn Saturday night: 18, 21, 24, 30 and 60. But it didn’t match the Powerball number:…Read more »

Youth Moved From Rehabilitation and Treatment Center In Geneva

Youth Moved From Rehabilitation and Treatment Center In Geneva

A Lincoln State Senator says all share in the blame of problems at a Nebraska Youth Attention Center. Lincoln State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks tells KLIN News that she is concerned by a number of things she observed while visiting the Geneva Youth Attention Center for Girls last Friday… including the use of confinement rooms,…Read more »

Former Speaker Flood Is Running For The Legislature

Former Speaker Flood Is Running For The Legislature

Former speaker of the Nebraska Legislature Mike Flood announces he running for election to the district representing Madison County. Flood previously served in the legislature from 2005 to 2013. Flood had also at one time had considered running for governor but withdrew his name because of his wife’s health concerns at that time. During his…Read more »

Mayor Proposes Plan To Fill Budget Gap

Mayor Proposes Plan To Fill Budget Gap

Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird is facing some challenges with the city’s two year budget. Mayor Gaylor Baird proposes using cash reserves to make up the difference the first year….and using some of the increase in projected property tax revenue from recent property revaluation increases. That will mean a higher property tax bill for those…Read more »

State Monthly Revenue Is Up Over Projections

State Monthly Revenue Is Up Over Projections

Nebraska revenue is up over monthly projections ..but Nebraska’s Tax Commissioner cautions against reading too much into it.  He points out that July, which is the start of the fiscal year, is a small revenue month. Net state tax revenue was up almost five percent over projections in July. Monthly increases occurred in sales, individual…Read more »

Nebraskans Express Mixed Views on the Impact of Immigration on Rural Nebraska

Nebraskans Express Mixed Views on the Impact of Immigration on Rural Nebraska

Polled rural Nebraskans have mixed views on the impact of immigration on rural Nebraska. A University of Nebraska Lincoln rural poll finds those most likely have lived alongside recent immigrants have more positive views. Thirty-eight percent of respondents agree that immigrants strengthen rural Nebraska, while 30 percent disagree. Persons living in or near larger communities,…Read more »

Lincoln Officials Are Working On Rules For Rental Scooters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Lincoln officials are working on rules that would help keep riders and others safe when battery-powered rental scooters show up in the capital city. Scooter-sharing companies have expressed interest in coming to Lincoln, but city-county planning director David Cary won’t say which companies. Cary says the Omaha’s experience with the scooters’…Read more »

Hy-Vee Is Investigating Possible Data Breach

Hy-Vee Is Investigating Possible Data Breach

Hy-Vee is investigating a potential data breach in some of their payment processing systems. Officials say they have also notified federal law enforcement and the payment card networks. Hy-Vee officials say their investigation is focused on card transactions at Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants. Preliminary investigation indicates payment card transactions that were…Read more »

The Nebraska Ethanol Board Criticizes Handouts to the Oil Industry

The Nebraska Ethanol Board Criticizes Handouts to the Oil Industry

The Nebraska Ethanol Board says some biofuel hardship waivers have resulted in handouts to the oil industry. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Roger Berry says that the Environmental Protection Agency has granted hardship waivers to refineries owned by companies like Exxon Mobil and Chevron.   Berry says their continued handouts to the oil industry comes during a…Read more »