Chief Justice Says Governor’s Budget Would Halt Justice Reforms

January 18th, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE -Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican said Tuesday Gov. Pete Ricketts’ proposed budget reductions would halt the progress that’s been made to reform the state’s justice system. Meanwhile, maneuvering continued on proposals affecting abortion and property taxes.

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Planned Parenthood expansion incites strong reactions statewide

December 6th, 2012

By Hilary Stohs-Krause

Lincoln, NE – Almost forty years after abortion was legalized in the United States, controversy over the procedure remains relatively unchanged.

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Capitol: Lawmakers spar over women’s healthcare

February 7th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Legislature advanced a bill today designed to increase access to birth control, but only after adding an amendment that some senators say will make the bill ineffective.

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Debate over family planning turns to abortion

February 7th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Legislature began debate Monday on a proposal supporters say would help prevent unwanted pregnancies, but opponents say would help fund abortions.

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Lawmakers tackle drunk drivers, tele-abortions

May 10th, 2011

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Changing the way drunk drivers are handled, and prohibiting telemedicine or webcam abortions, were among proposals advanced in the Nebraska Legislature Tuesday.

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Abortion bills stall

April 27th, 2011

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Two bills restricting abortions remain stuck in the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. But advocates say they’re not giving up.

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