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Fremont Tribune

The U.S. 30 expressway project will be the focus of an informational open house hosted by the Nebraska Department of Roads on Oct. 8 at the North Bend City Auditorium, 741 Main St.

Roads Department officials will be on hand from 4-6 p.m. with information about the four-lane project between Schuyler and Fremont. The public can comment or ask questions at any time during the open house.

“The Highway 30 improvement and expansion project is a long time coming, and it is welcome news that we are getting closer to commencement of the expressway construction,” State Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont said.

“Increasing traffic on the road and the safety concerns that accompany the congestion make this project a priority of the state of Nebraska,” Janssen said.

Roads Department figures estimate average daily traffic of about 6,500 vehicles per day, with projections of up to 11,300 vehicles by 2040.

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Fremont Tribune

In the coming years legislation addressing workforce development could have as big an impact on business as legislation addressing tax issues.

The need for additional workforce development was outlined during a Legislative Luncheon hosted Wednesday by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce. The annual luncheon at Midland University provides an update for local business and education leaders about legislation that might affect their operations.

Barry Kennedy, president of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the most important tax issue addressed during the past legislative session was contained in LB987. The bill, Kennedy said, accomplished one of the state chamber’s long-term priorities in that it addressed the indexing of income brackets. He said Nebraska had been one of the few states to address indexing, which prevents people from taking a bigger tax hit for moving up in their...

Fremont Tribune
July 01, 2014 7:30 am  • 

A full day of activities is planned at Hooper on the Fourth of July, but residents will take time to commemorate a local hero.

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Donald K. Schwab Memorial Highway along a stretch of Old U.S. Highway 275 will be held at 4:30 p.m. on the northwest corner of Old 275 and Elm Street....





LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is proposing a state tax credit to offset the penalty for residents who refuse to buy health insurance as required by the federal health care law.

Sen. Charlie Janssen of Fremont said Thursday that his measure would make it easier to opt out of the Affordable Care Act, a signature achievement of President Barack Obama's first term. Janssen, a Republican, is running for governor in a six-man primary.

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By Robynn Tysver / World-Herald Staff Writer

HYANNIS, Neb. — In a tiny village, in a small community center filled with folding chairs and broad-brimmed cowboy hats, all seven of the state's gubernatorial candidates gathered Monday to woo a roomful of farmers and ranchers.

It was the first time all seven sat at the same folding table together, in front of a moderator with pointed questions.

They all talked up their résumés. They all promised to lower property taxes. And they all said they supported the state's hunting season on mountain lions.

And — for the most part — they all distanced themselves from Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's failed tax package last year, saying they opposed putting a sales tax on farm equipment, seed and other agricultural products.

It was — for the most part — a low-key and cordial affair. Few, if any, barbs were thrown.

Democrat Chuck Hassebrook repeatedly emphasized his...