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PNS Daily News - May 24, 2017 


We’re featuring stories from around the globe including: British officials search for answers in the wake of a deadly attack; the former head of the CIA weighs-in on the Russia probe; and proposed cuts in President Trump’s budget plan raise serious concerns.

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Thirty of 49 Nebraska senators are needed to overturn a veto of a voting-rights bill for felons who have completed their sentences. (Nebraska Secretary of State)

LINCOLN, Neb. – About 7,000 people live, work and pay taxes in Nebraska, but aren't eligible to vote in elections. That's because under current law, people with felony convictions must wait two years after completing their sentences before their voting rights are restored. State lawmakers rec

Budget clouds on the horizon? Nebraska's long-term fiscal health could be at stake as state budget talks begin. (Carl Wycoff/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska's Unicameral begins the first round of budget debates Monday, with the arduous task of addressing an estimated $900 million revenue shortfall. As a past member of the Appropriations Committee, former Sen. Danielle Conrad understands the gravity of the situation. But she s

Communities in Kansas and Oklahoma have faced many difficult choices in the years following massive tax cuts. (M. Kuhlman)

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Four-day school weeks, reduced Medicaid reimbursements, cuts to programs that help home-bound seniors; those are just some of the tough choices communities in Kansas and Oklahoma have faced in the years following massive tax cuts. And their stories could be cautionary tax tales for

Opponents of mountain lion hunting in Nebraska contend the animals play a vital role in the ecosystem. (Art G./Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska state senator is taking another run at legislation to protect mountain lions. The Natural Resources Committee heard testimony last week on Legislative Bill 448, which would remove provisions related to the hunting of mountain lions from the Game Law. It's the fourth

Nebraska's 90-day legislative session is scheduled to run through June 2. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – The way Nebraska lawmakers select their committee leadership is facing a possible challenge when the Legislature convenes tomorrow. Some lawmakers are reportedly pushing to end the use of secret ballots when voting on leadership roles, with the idea that a public vote would bri

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