Below are links to various news articles and / or video the League feels might be of interest to you and your community. Clicking the link will take you to the website of that particular news organization.

2015 street projects estimated at $12M, Kearney Hub, Feb. 9, 2015

Tilden gets $3.6M to upgrade its water and sewage systems, Norfolk Daily News, Feb. 8, 2015

Wage disparity continues between police officers and sheriff’s deputies, Grand Island Independent, Feb. 7, 2015

Rural Poll shows that number of self-employed Nebraskans is growing, Grand Island Independent, Feb. 7, 2015

Landfill issues continue to be costly, York News-Times, Jan. 20, 2015

LES wants to build bigger power lines to serve southeast Lincoln, Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 20, 2015

Lawmaker gears up for push to improve bicycling safety laws, Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 20, 2015

NP City Council to raise wages for temp employees, North Platte Telegraph, Jan. 18, 2015

Mayor to recommend new council member, York News-Times, Jan. 14, 2015

Senator's bill would allocate $261M toward new prison construction, Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 14, 2015

Downtown bar gets license after city denied request, Lincoln Journal Star, Jan. 14, 2015

City ready to put ‘a shine’ on Island Oasis Water Park, Grand Island Independent, Jan. 13, 2015



















































Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

On a bitterly cold morning that closed area schools, lawmakers and their families and friends filled the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber Jan. 7 for the first day of the first session of the 104th Legislature. As Lt. Gov. John Nelson banged the gavel, signaling the start of the day, routine business was handled before the newly elected and reelected state Senators gathered in a group at the front of the legislative chamber where Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican administered the oath of office. Owing largely to the effects of term limits, 18 new faces are among the total of 49 Senators.  Kearney Sen. Galen Hadley was elected Speaker and committee chairpersons were chosen. It will be a long, or 90-day, session. Lawmakers will adjourn sine die in June.