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.

Assistant city manager settles into new position, Kearney Hub, Sept. 1, 2015

Archway flag to be dedicated Sept. 11, Kearney Hub, Sept. 1, 2015

Ralston restaurant tax up for discussion tonight as city looks for answers on troubled arena, Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 1, 2015

Omaha police chaplains bring calming presence to high-stress situations, Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 1, 2015

Minatare officially chosen as site for future beef processing plant, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, Aug. 28, 2015

Omaha seeks new ways to help first responders cope with PTSD, Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 18, 2015

New Costco: La Vista wants to spend $1.5 million for street to planned store, Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 18, 2015

10th Street — with its 'phenomenal' rate of development — is becoming Omaha's hot new address, Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 18, 2015

Omaha City Council members want more money for libraries, street work added to Stothert’s budget, Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 18, 2015

Jogger loses suit against the city for tripping on raised sidewalk, Lincoln Journal Star, Aug. 17, 2015

City defends tax incentives for Hudl headquarters, Lincoln Journal sTar, Aug. 17, 2015

Mayor says city headed for ‘dire straits’ financially, Grand Island Independent, Aug. 17, 2015

Cooperative efforts of citizens, emergency personnel save lives, Norfolk Daily News, Aug. 18, 2015

Firefighters raise money for kids, Klkntv.com, Aug. 17, 2015






























































Legislative News

Items of Interest to Municipalities

A historic session that included repealing the death penalty, increasing the gas tax for infrastructure projects and passing a bill to allow young immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses ended a day early when lawmakers adjourned sine die May 29.

During the interim, or the months between regular legislative sessions, lawmakers will, among many things, consider interim study resolutions or proposals for the study of issues after the Legislature adjourns its regular session. Interim study hearings usually are held in late summer or early fall and a weekly notice of these hearings, which is available online at www.nebraskalegislature.gov, is produced by the Clerk of the Legislature’s office.

The 2015 Interim Study Resolutions will cover several issues of interest to municipal officials, including: the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act; economic development tools for municipalities; pensions provided for firefighters from cities of the first class; use of body cameras for state and local law enforcement; tax increment financing; the statutory relationship between cities of the second class and villages and the public libraries within their jurisdictions; and, a comprehensive study of Nebraska’s state and local roads system.

The 2016 Legislature begins Jan. 6 and will be the second session of the 104th Legislature. This will be a 60-day session, which means it will probably end in April.