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With new PAC, Herbster aims to continue influencing Nebraska politics | Politics
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With new PAC, Herbster aims to continue influencing Nebraska politics | Politics

Molly Ashford ,  Ryan Hoffman Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles W. Herbster announced Thursday that he is forming and funding a political action committee to promote “traditional Christian conservative values” in Nebraska politics.Herbster, who was the runner-up in the May Republican primary, said in a press release that the new Nebraska First PAC represents his continued involvement in Nebraska politics. A businessman from Falls City, Herbster has made sizable donations to Republican candidates o...
Nebraska, Northwestern fans find plenty of entertainment in Ireland
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Nebraska, Northwestern fans find plenty of entertainment in Ireland

Nebraska, Northwestern fans find plenty of entertainment in Ireland before Saturday's game Updated: 5:42 PM CDT Aug 24, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript ARE STILL CONFIDENT ABOUT THE FUTURE. BILL: THE NEBRASKA FOOTBALL TEAM HIT THE GRASS TODAY FOR THE FIRST PRACTICE IN IRELAND. JULIE: WHILE THE SQUAD WAS INSIDE AVIVA STADIUM, OUR ROB MCCARTNEY WALKED THE STREETS OF DUBLIN TO SEE WHAT HUSKER FANS ARE UP TO. ROB: MORE HUSKER AND WILDCAT FANS ARE WORKING THEIR WAY TO DUBLIN FOR SATURDAY’S GAME. BUT THE GAME ITSELF IS JUST PART OF THE THEIR TRIP TO IRELAND. MANY LANDED IN DUBLIN, THEN...
Nebraska ends fiscal year with record $6.35 billion revenues | Politics
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Nebraska ends fiscal year with record $6.35 billion revenues | Politics

LINCOLN — Nebraska closed out its fiscal year on a record high note, with net tax revenues nearing $6.35 billion, according to a new state report.The Nebraska Department of Revenue report, released Friday, shows the state collected $624 million more for the fiscal year that ended June 30 than predicted just four months earlier. The total is up 10.9% from those February projections, which in turn were $370 million higher than projections issued in October.The new revenue figures had some policymakers talking about tax cuts while others said the money should be used as a hedge against an economic downturn.  State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn, the Revenue Committee chairwoman, said the increased revenues mean lawmakers should do more to reduce taxes next year, perhaps by c...
Nebraska school board group cuts ties with national association | Politics
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Nebraska school board group cuts ties with national association | Politics

The board of directors for the Nebraska Association of School Boards voted unanimously Saturday to formally cut ties with a national organization that spurred controversy last year by calling for federal investigation into threats made against school board members.This decision comes less than a month after the Nebraska association's executive committee voted to recommend canceling its membership in the National School Boards Association, a federation of state associations that advocates and lobbies on public education issues.Saturday's decision adds Nebraska to a growing list of state school board associations that have distanced themselves or completely cut ties with the NSBA. In a text message, Nebraska association President Brad Wilkins confirmed that they will not pay...
Jim Pillen defeats Trump’s in Nebraska gubernatorial primary
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Jim Pillen defeats Trump’s in Nebraska gubernatorial primary

Jim Pillen has won the primary for the GOP nomination in Nebraska, beating the Trump-backed candidate Charles Herbster and Brett Lindstrom. Pillen, a businessman and University of Nebraska Regent, had the endorsement of current Governor Pete Ricketts and longtime Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne. Herbster's defeat is Trump's most significant endorsement loss since he left office and first of 2022, although he also endorsed a congressional candidate in Texas who lost a 2021 race.  Trump's picks swept the primaries last week in Ohio, but this week brought another test of his influence — with a  candidate tainted by scandal. Herbster had been accused of groping by multiple women, including two who have spoken of their experiences openly. He has fiercely denied the allegations, and his camp...
More tests for Trump’s influence in the GOP
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More tests for Trump’s influence in the GOP

Former President Donald Trump's picks swept the primaries last week in Ohio, but this week's contests will be another test of his influence – especially when the candidate is tainted by scandal.In the primary for the GOP nomination in the Nebraska governor's race, Trump has endorsed longtime ally Charles Herbster, who has been accused of groping by multiple women, including two who have spoken of their experiences openly.  Herbster has denied the allegations, and his campaign manager told The Nebraska Examiner, which first reported the allegations, that it was "a political hit-piece built on 100% false and baseless claims."At a rally last week in Nebraska, Trump called Herbster a "good man." "He's been badly maligned, and it's a shame," Trump said of Herbster. "I defend people when I know ...