Gov. Heineman: Long-term Approach Needed for Prisons

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is calling for a long-term study of Nebraska's prison system and promising short-term fixes to address the immediate overcrowding problem.  The Republican governor called on lawmakers Wednesday during his final State of the State address to reform Nebraska's "good time" law for violent inmates. Lawmakers have promised major reforms this year to address overcrowding and to reform the system that allowed the release of Nikko Jenkins, who is accused of four Omaha-area slayings.  Heineman also renewed his push for property and income tax cuts and held firm in his opposition to expanding Medicaid in Nebraska as part of the federal health care law.