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BC-NE--Nebraska News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, NE

February 20, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nebraska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Omaha Bureau at 402-391-0031 or omahane@ap.org. Nebraska News Editor Scott McFetridge also can be reached at 515-243-3281 or smcfetridge@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

TAX BILLS-NEBRASKA

LINCOLN _ A legislative committee on Wednesday will consider a proposal to lower Nebraska’s income tax and a bill that would steer additional income tax revenue into property tax cuts. By Grant Schulte. Eds: Coverage based on merits.

FROM AP MEMBERS:

WIND FARM RULES-LANCASTER COUNTY _ Wind energy developers in Lancaster County will be required to place turbines at least 1 mile from any home whose residents are not being paid to participate in the project. UPCOMING: 275 words.

IN BRIEF:

NEBRASKA PRISONS-LAWSUIT _ Lawyers representing 11 Nebraska inmates who sued the state over prison conditions are seeking class-action status for the lawsuit.

WIRE FRAUD _ A former treasurer has been sentenced for stealing from the Jewish Federation of Lincoln.

SPORTS IN BRIEF:

BKC--WESTERN ILLINOIS-NEBRASKA-OMAHA _ Western Illinois plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena.

BKC--CREIGHTON-DEPAUL _ Creighton plays DePaul at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

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