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Governor Pete Ricketts provides update on Nebraska Legislature

Governor Pete Ricketts provides update on Nebraska Legislature

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) Governor Pete Ricketts discussed what the latest updates have been from the Nebraska legislature as this year’s session draws closer to an end. The most recent being the passing of the state budget. “The legislature passed the budget which is something they have to do every two years. I’ll be reviewing…Read more »

Omaha DEA Division on Marijuana studies and Drug Enforcement

Omaha DEA Division on Marijuana studies and Drug Enforcement

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) Diversion Program Manager in the Omaha division of the DEA Bill Stockmann, shared what they see with marijuana in the nation. “It’s a Schedule I controlled substance by the federal guidelines, it is a gateway drug. So it does lead to the use of other drugs. It also hampers the development…Read more »

DEA Omaha Division discussing Opioid impact in Nebraska

DEA Omaha Division discussing Opioid impact in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. – (KGFW) Bill Stockmann, the Diversion Program Manager for Omaha’s division of the DEA, shared information on the opioid epidemic facing the nation. Stockmann first shared how the DEA works with enforcement on opioids. “When we have any kind of evidence of abuse that the DEA can identify that entails any criminal or…Read more »

Buffalo County Emergency Manager speaks on job and floods

Buffalo County Emergency Manager speaks on job and floods

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) Buffalo County Emergency Manager Darrin Lewis joined KGFW’s One for the Heroes special Wednesday to discuss the duties with his job including what exactly constitutes a disaster. “If it affects a large widespread possibility of damage and/or injury to individuals, that could constitute an emergency. We have identified a number of…Read more »

State Senators give mixed feelings on LB 289

State Senators give mixed feelings on LB 289

LINCOLN, Neb. – (KGFW) The proposal of LB 289 from the Revenue Committee would create the largest tax increase in Nebraska history while attempting to lower property taxes. Senator Dan Hughes (District 44) was in the middle, wanting property tax relief but doesn’t agree with everything proposed in this bill. “That’s the one thing that…Read more »

Senator John Lowe issues statement for YRTC fence construction

Senator John Lowe issues statement for YRTC fence construction

KEARNEY, Neb. – (KGFW) With Kearney’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center set to begin fence construction next week around their campus, Senator John Lowe is glad to see the project that he has advocated for have a beginning and explained what is different than what he proposed to the state. “It’s great for the people…Read more »