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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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Public News Service - NE: Consumer Issues

Some analysts say a proposed income tax cut only would benefit wealthy Nebraskans. (401(k) 2012/Flickr)

This is the first in a series of reports over the next several Mondays that examines Nebraska’s budget priorities: who stands to benefit and who could lose out? LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska lawmakers came into the session faced with a $1.2 billion budget shortfall, and while proposed income

Three out of four Nebraskans in an AARP survey approved of capping payday lenders' interest rates at 36 percent. (cohdra/morguefile)

LINCOLN, Neb. – State lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday on a bill that would beef up consumer protections in the payday-lending industry. While current Nebraska law allows payday lenders to charge borrowers up to 461 percent annual interest, Legislative Bill 194 would put a 36-percent cap on

Nebraska lawmakers will consider a measure that caps interest rates on payday loans at 36 percent.<br />(Taber Andrew Bain/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – There's a new effort in Nebraska to break the cycle of debt that can trap borrowers in payday loans. Senators Lou Ann Linehan and Tony Vargas introduced legislation (LB 194) on Tuesday that aligns payday loans more closely with a traditional loan structure. Vargas says folks

Nebraska starts the New Year facing a nearly $900 million budget shortfall for its next state budget cycle. (Tax Credits/Flickr)

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska rings in the New Year faced with a looming revenue shortfall – nearly $900 million heading into the next budget cycle for 2019. And while it's a touchy subject, some analysts say school-funding reform should be part of any budget discussions. Nebraska's schoo

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