Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Bailout  For Farmers Is Described As Helpful

Bailout For Farmers Is Described As Helpful

Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen tells KLIN News that they are encouraged by President Trump’s announced $16 billion aid for farmers amid the trade war. Hansen says that they would prefer that the trade policy would be straightened and get their money in the markets. But Hansen says this aide is helpful for Nebraska…Read more »

Disaster Supplemental Bill Passed By Senate

Disaster Supplemental Bill Passed By Senate

Significant relief for Nebraska is reportedly included in a disaster supplemental bill passed by the Senate today. Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says Nebraska’s families, ag producers, communities and military installations affected by the catastrophic March flooding will benefit. Senator Fischer describes it is a critical first step to help Nebraskans rebuild and move forward…Read more »

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance New Business Tax Incentives

Nebraska Lawmakers Advance New Business Tax Incentives

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Lawmakers have advanced a proposal to replace Nebraska’s largest tax incentive for businesses with a newer program despite concerns from some who want to focus first on property taxes. The bill won first-round approval Wednesday on a 29-5 vote after supporters overcame a legislative filibuster. The proposal by Sen. Mark Kolterman,…Read more »

Lincoln Man Bilked Out Of $40,000

Lincoln Man Bilked Out Of $40,000

A 67 year old Lincoln man was bilked out of over $40,000 in an online scam. He told police that when he tried to get out of a service he had signed up for two-years ago from AIB Merchant Services…he was told there was a $1,600 cancellation fee. The victim later discovered that instead $16,000…Read more »

Preliminary Recommendations For New Schools In Lincoln

Preliminary Recommendations For New Schools In Lincoln

Two new schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade are among the preliminary committee recommendations. The Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee is also recommending three new elementary schools and two smaller high schools as part of a bond issue proposal to meet the city’s growing needs. The recommendations will have to be narrowed down to meet district…Read more »

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve New Two-Year Budget

Nebraska Lawmakers Approve New Two-Year Budget

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska lawmakers have approved a new $9.3 billion, two-year budget despite objections from a group of fiscal conservatives who wanted spending cuts. The main budget bill won final approval Tuesday on a 35-12 vote. It now heads to Gov. Pete Ricketts, who can approve it, reject it or use his line-item…Read more »

Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

Rental Housing Ordinance Described as Good First Step

A scaled-back ordinance offering some restrictions on rental housing is somewhat applauded by an organization that represents the city’s core neighborhoods. Collective Impact Lincoln Program Manager Nancy Petitto says city council approval of the Humane Housing Ordinance is a positive step in protecting renters and preserving the quality of affordable, humane rental housing in our…Read more »

Abortion-rights supporters to rally at Nebraska Capitol

Abortion-rights supporters to rally at Nebraska Capitol

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights are set to rally at the Nebraska Capitol as part of a national campaign responding to states that have passed new abortion restrictions. The free public event is set for noon Tuesday at the Nebraska Capitol and will include representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union of…Read more »

Nebraska Remain Behind In Planting Season’s Crops

Nebraska Remain Behind In Planting Season’s Crops

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Good weather enabled Nebraska farmers to make progress in planting crops last week, but they remain behind historic averages. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that for the week ending Sunday, there were five days suitable for field works. Thanks to the better weather, farmers managed to raise the amount of…Read more »