Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a property tax and business incentives package and new abortion restrictions through a key procedural vote, despite fervent opposition from some senators in the final days of this year’s session.
Nebraska has received 1.25 billion dollars in Cares Act funding. Officials say through the Community Cares Program they're able to target organizations helping those in need with 85 million dollars. Applications to receive help open up Monday.
Storms that brought strong winds, hail and heavy rain to Nebraska overnight also formed a weak tornado that briefly razed farmland west of Fairbury in southeastern Nebraska, according to the National Weather Service.
A Nebraska meatpacking plant that was forced to shut down because of a coronavirus among its workers is slowly ramping up its operations, but nearly 800 employees are still on leave after they became infected.
Phase 2 of loosening restrictions in 89 counties starts June 1st. Bars and gentleman's clubs can open with the same rules as restaurants are under now which is 50 percent capacity and 6 feet separation.
Youth and adult non contact sports are able to start games June 18th.