Public Meetings to Be Held for New Healthcare Exchanges

Yesterday, Governor Heineman announced meetings to receive input for the healthcare insurance exchange for Nebraska required by the new law.

Read more about it below.

San Francisco Chronicle: Nebraska to host health care law meetings

KHAS-TV: Governor announces public meetings for new healthcare changes

KLIN: Health Exchange Hearings

Kearney Hub: Gov. Heineman seeks public opinion on health care exchange

1011now: Governor Heineman Seeks Input on Health Insurance Exchange

KLKN: Nebraskans invited to health care forums

Nebraska Radio Network: State will hold public hearings on Health Insurance Exchange options  

Nebraska Virtual Library Launched

The Nebraska Virtual Library was launched last week. Free statewide access to materials for Nebraskan teachers and students via Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET)   at  This includes some materials from the Library of Congress and selected PBS shows.

Learn more from the below sources.

Omaha World-Herald: Opportunities expand online 

KHAS-TV: Nebraska Virtual Library goes online

Grand Island Independent: ‘Virtual library’ offered to Nebraska schools

Nebraska Radio Network:  Virtual library opens world to teachers and students

Omaha World-Herald: NET Virtual Learning Library is ‘live and online’

Lincoln Journal Star: State launches virtual library

NTV: Gov. Heineman Announces Nebraska Virtual Library Launch

Governor Heineman Announces Future Assistance, if Needed, with Wildfires and Ceasing Lawn Watering for Capitol Related Buildings

Yesterday, Governor Heineman made several announcements. Two related to the drought  in Nebraska are below.

1. Governor Heineman stated that he would ask the State Legislature for funds to help with the fighting the wildfires, if needed.

You can read more about it here from different sources:

Lincoln Journal Star: Governor promises help with wildfires

NTV: Nebraska governor promises help with wildfires

Businessweek: Neb. governor pledges monetary help with wildfires 

2. Governor Heineman also announced cut its lawn watering at the Capitol, the governor’s residence and other state buildings in Lincoln.

1011now: Nebraska Governor Cuts Lawn-Watering at Capitol