A California proposal would allow children age 12 and up to be vaccinated without their parents' consent, the youngest age of any state.
The latest proposal by Sen. Tom Briese of Albion was the centerpiece for a public hearing debate over whether school spending should be reined in or if state financial assistance to help support schools ought to be increased.
Omaha and Lincoln law enforcement officials said allowing Nebraskans to carry concealed handguns without permits would make their jobs harder and jeopardize public safety.
A spokesperson for Kyle Rittenhouse, who turned 19 this month, says his intention is to destroy the rifle.
Banned concepts under the bill include that one sex or race is inherently superior to another, that the U.S. or Nebraska are "fundamentally or systemically racist or sexist," among others.
Sen. Mike McDonnell is sponsoring a bill to appropriate $50 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to provide financial bonuses to frontline care staff.
"He’d always sit on the porch and holler racial slurs, all the time, towards me, towards the neighbors, even towards people walking down the street,” one of the vicitms testified at trial.
FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For transgender adults, access to gender-affirming hormones (GAH) during adolescence and adulthood is associated with improved mental health, according to a study published online Jan. 12 in PLOS ONE.
FRIDAY, Jan. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Biden administration can't enforce a vaccine-or-testing mandate for large employers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Omaha Sen. Justin Wayne argued that a bill allowing municipalities to essentially offer broadband as a utility should have been heard by the Urban Affairs Committee and not the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee.
The cap could be overridden for two of three years as long as the annual increase over any three-year period is not more than 3%.
The bill would apply to medical professionals (such as doctors, nurses, researchers and pharmacists), hospitals and nursing homes, and health care payers including employers and insurers.
Lawmakers could change a rule that causes a lot of financial stress to 401(k) and IRA owners.
Sixteen U.S. universities are being sued by five former students over alleged antitrust violations involving how financial aid was determined.
This year, I fully expect to see a Department of Transportation (DoT) ruling that airlines must assure that any minor traveling with a family be seated adjacent to an adult family member without requiring either to pay an advance seat selection fee. But I wouldn't be surprised if that turns out to be the year's only important new consumer protection.
“It’s fascinating to see the death threats, rape threats & sexually explicit comments sent by self-proclaimed ‘feminists’ to me, a female state senator, because I introduced a #prolife Heartbeat Bill," state Sen. Julie Slama said.
FRIDAY, Jan. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Supreme Court began to hear oral arguments on Friday as it weighs whether the Biden administration can enforce vaccine mandates for large companies. The justices are also hearing arguments on a separate vaccine mandate for most health care workers.
A U.S. District Court judge said the University of Nebraska-Lincoln violated a student's civil rights in responding to a report of sexual harassment with deliberate indifference.
"We're talking about the second house here," Sen. Tom Briese said. "If a mistake has been made by the voters, they should have the ability to correct that mistake prior to the next election."
The proposals introduced Wednesday for how to spend $1 billion in stimulus funds included new University of Nebraska facilities, providing grants to farmers and ranchers, retaining teachers and furthering cancer research.
Homer Plessy, a Black man, died with a conviction still on his record for refusing to leave a whites-only train car in New Orleans in 1892.
"All of the people involved with this lawsuit should regret being here," the judge wrote in his order. "To begin with, nearly every public official draws the attention of critics and cranks who have opinions they insist on sharing."
The U.S. Senate will vote on filibuster rules changes to advance stalled voting legislation that Democrats say is needed to protect democracy, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced.