Sen. Amanda McGill didn’t say much her first year in the Legislature. Now she’s putting together a substantial legacy doing things the old-fashioned way, with homework and consensus-building. This year she added to the list with laws that expand protections for victims of human trafficking, extend help to former state wards and set up a pilot project for behavioral and mental health screening for children.

-Lincoln Journal Star Editorial Board, June 7, 2013


Candidate for state auditor visits Norfolk

NORFOLK, NE (KTIV/US92) - It may not be the most glamorous job in Nebraska government, but in November voters will cast their ballots for the office of state auditor. Democrat Amanda McGill, of Lincoln, spoke to the Norfolk Rotary Club, on Tuesday night. McGill said that while she appreciates the...

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Human Trafficking in Nebraska

It's considered modern day slavery. Worldwide human trafficking is a 32 billion dollar a year industry. And it's affecting people right here at home.Tuesday night, State Senator Amanda McGill, Lincoln Police Chief, Jim Peschong and Dr. Linda Burkle with the Salvation Army spoke to a crowd of nearly 300 at...

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Editorial: Janssen’s contracts are legitimate issue

Red flags should have gone up across Nebraska at the disclosure that Sen. Charlie Janssen’s company collected more than $1 million doing business with the state of Nebraska last year. Janssen wants to be the next state auditor. The state auditor is the go-to person in state government to make...

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To encourage saving, some states turn to prizes

Nearly a dozen states believe they’ve found a way to encourage people to save more money—and have fun doing it.  And the idea costs not a dime in state funds. Four states—Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina and Washington—now allow credit unions to offer cash prizes as an incentive to encourage people...

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