Author Archives: Jane Monnich

Nebraska Tax Collections Dip Below Expectations

Nebraska Tax Collections Dip Below Expectations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska state government tax collections fell short of expectations in October. The Department of Revenue reported Thursday that the state received $247 million in net revenue last month, roughly 7 percent lower than the certified forecast of $267 million. The downturn was driven by lower-than-expected income and miscellaneous tax receipts. That…Read more »

Lincoln Residents Encouraged to Shop Locally Over the Holidays

Lincoln Residents Encouraged to Shop Locally Over the Holidays

Lincoln residents are being encouraged to shop locally over the holidays in a “Shop Local”event . Nebraska Retail Federation President Jim Otto tells KLIN News that there are a number of benefits from shopping at local retailers instead of online.  Otto said customers find better and can try on the item they want to purchase…Read more »

Nebraska Has 2nd Highest Rate of Kids in Foster Care at 19

Nebraska Has 2nd Highest Rate of Kids in Foster Care at 19

Nebraska has the nation’s second-highest rate of children who remain in foster care through age 19. A new report by the Anne Casey Foundation says Nebraska youths are benefiting from the increased stability and support. Many child welfare experts see longer placements as desirable because they lead to more successful outcomes for those youths. Nebraska…Read more »

ICE Raids Criticized By Nebraska Latino American Commission

ICE Raids Criticized By Nebraska Latino American Commission

The Nebraska Latino American Commission criticizes the recent Homeland Security Raids with the assistance of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department at Lincoln restaurants. Commission spokesman Lazaro Spindola says such raids bring no protection and safety to our community and are extremely expensive and only satisfy the pleasure of anti-immigration fanatics. Spindola says fear spreads quickly…Read more »

“Warrant Night” In Lancaster County Is Tuesday

“Warrant Night” In Lancaster County Is Tuesday

“Warrant Night” Tuesday is aimed at keeping people out of jail over the Thanksgiving weekend. County Attorney Pat Condon says the event helps resolve misdemeanor warrants at a crucial time. The event designed to help people resolve misdemeanor warrants takes place at the Hall of Justice tomorrow from 10:30 am to 2:30 and then from…Read more »

Mayor Beutler Issues Statement About Election

Mayor Beutler Issues Statement About Election

Mayor Beutler says that while the result of the term limits vote is disappointing, he believes the next mayor of Lincoln will share his commitment to moving the city forward with continued investments in the public safety, infrastructure and the services that enhance our quality of life. Lincoln residents passed a mayoral term limit initiative…Read more »

Indian Center Seeks Community Support

Indian Center Seeks Community Support

Indian Center Leaders are asking for help from the community to assist them in reclaiming the struggling center and identify new programs and events including fundraising opportunities. Interim Executive Director Georgiana Ausan,who is a member of the Navajo Nation, says the Center is facing an uncertain future and has begun implementing systems to put the…Read more »

Senator Sasse Says the Next Attorney General Should Acknowledge the Importance of the Mueller Investigation

Senator Sasse Says the Next Attorney General Should Acknowledge the Importance of the Mueller Investigation

Nebraska U.S. Republican Senator Ben Sasse tells reporters in Lincoln that it is crucial that President Trump nominate someone to replace Attorney General Sessions who will acknowledge the importance of the Mueller investigation finishing its course. Senator Sasse says no one should be confirmed as attorney general, who believes the job of attorney general is…Read more »