Medicaid Expansion, Food Stamps For Felons Discussed In Legislature

March 10th, 2016

By Fred Knapp

A new plan to pay for Medicaid expansion; food stamps for felons, and a senator’s encounter with a state trooper were subjects for discussion Wednesday in the Nebraska Legislature

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New Medicaid expansion proposal heard; electoral vote debate continues

January 30th, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — Nebraska needs to expand Medicaid to help low income residents and the state’s economy, supporters told a legislative committee. But Gov. Dave Heineman remains opposed, citing cost concerns.

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Gov. Heineman wants lower taxes, tougher good time law

January 15th, 2014

By Fred Knapp

Omaha, NE — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman called for lower taxes, continued opposition to expanding Medicaid, and tougher laws governing early release from prison.

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Medicaid Expansion Decision May Hinge On Numbers

January 25th, 2013

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE — Supporters of expanding Medicaid in Nebraska say tens of thousands of low-income people could gain health insurance coverage. Critics say the cost could run into unknown millions of state tax dollars.

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