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GOP hammers out plan for immigration reform
Time is running out for immigration reform this year, but some Florida Republicans still hold out hope. U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., is working on a measure that he hopes will make lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle happy.

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 Surveillance cameras pose new threat to bars

Bernie LaVelle doesn’t want to infringe on his customers’ privacy by installing surveillance cameras at his Weekend at Bernie’s bar, but his local government may not give him a choice.The Chippewa Falls Police Department is pushing for an ordinance requiring all tavern owners in the city to pay for and set up surveillance cameras at their establishments because some law enforcement officials think the devices could help solve more crimes.

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Big bucks push minimum wage hike forward

The folks behind a statewide push to raise Nebraska’s minimum wage are raising some maximum bucks. Nebraskans for Better Wages has raked in nearly $316,000 with one wealthy Nebraskan kicking in at least $250,000, according to the latest state campaign finance report.