CC Justice Center to House Bennett Co Inmates
Friday, 23 January 2015 09:38
According to a press release from Cherry County Atty Eric Scott, a new agreement has been reached with Bennett County, South Dakota to house Bennett County inmates at the Cherry County Justice Center. The agreement was signed Wednesday January 21, 2015. Cherry County Commissioner Mark Adamson stated that "This new agreement will allow Cherry County to not only fully utilize the Justice Center, but will also provide an excellent return on the investment of the Cherry County Taxpayers."
Ricketts emphasizes taxes, jobs in first State of the State
Thursday, 22 January 2015 11:53
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on lawmakers to lower property taxes statewide while expanding tax breaks for farmers, ranchers and military retirees.
The new Republican governor unveiled his tax plan Thursday along with job and education initiatives in his first State of the State address since taking office on Jan. 8.
In a speech focused heavily on the economy, Ricketts recommended a slowdown in state government spending increases to pay for the tax reductions.
The governor unveiled initiatives designed to boost career-training options for young people and an increase in college tuition assistance for members of the Nebraska National Guard. He also used the speech to highlight his support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline and urged President Barack Obama to approve it.