LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Governor Dave Heineman has used a line-item veto to strike $44.6 million from the budget. The items the Republican governor rejected includes funding for a nursing college, museum renovations and mass transit. Heineman approved budget items that will allow for a 2-year tuition freeze at the University of Nebraska and the state colleges, as well as funding for a new Central Nebraska Veterans Home.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says he will not run for U.S. Senate, making the race to replace Republican U.S. Senator Mike Johanns wide open. Heineman made the announcement yesterday.
PAXTON, Neb. (AP) - A notice issued in the western Nebraska town of Paxton telling people to boil their tap water before drinking it has been lifted. North Platte television station KNOP-TV reports that the village issued a notice Thursday that it was safe to drink water straight from the tap. The village had issued a boil notice earlier in the week after a water tower well failed to power up, drying up the tower.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Game and Parks commissioners have rejected a recommendation to create a mountain lion hunting season. At a meeting Friday in Chadron, commissioners voted unanimously not to accept staff recommendation allowing mountain lion hunting. Commissioners directed wildlife staff to bring new recommendations to the July 26th commission meeting in Lincoln.
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