In 1927 Edwin Perkins created the fruit-flavored drink called Kool-Aid
in Hastings, Nebraska. An event held the second weekend in August
celebrates Perkins wide success. This event is called Kool-Aid Days.
Each state has official state products, such as a state flower, a state
song, or a state bird. Nebraska has a few more official state products
than the rest. The state beverage is milk. The state grass is the
little bluestem. The state dance is the square dance. The state fossil
is that of the mammoth. And the state soft drink is of course Kool-Aid.
After voting, each product has come into recognition, not unlike state
laws. Nebraska has state laws that set rules and guidelines where the
federal laws do not exist. These include bankruptcy laws, drunken
driving laws, divorce laws, expungement laws, labor laws, gun laws, and
In the past bankruptcy was a rather simple process that could be
completed online in a short period of time. Since the federal
government changed the nation bankruptcy laws, filing for bankruptcy
can now be a very lengthy process because the amount of paperwork
tripled. New regulations were included to eliminate the abuse the
bankruptcy system experienced and to decrease the individuals who
qualify for Chapter Seven bankruptcy.
Which kind of bankruptcy an individual qualifies for depends on his or
her amount of debt and personal income. Chapter Seven bankruptcy
eliminates debt in about three months by liquidating personal property.
Chapter Thirteen bankruptcy is also a personal form of bankruptcy but
eliminates debt by using personal income and a personalized payment
The number of prior convictions an individual has will dictate the
severity of a current driving under the influence offense. A first
offense can earn several hundreds of dollars in fines and several days
in jail. A second offense's convictions will double the fine payment as
well as double the number of days spent in jail. The circumstances
around a driving under the influence offense can also add jail time and
fine payment. Some of these include driving over the speed limit,
driving with a minor as a passenger, causing another injury, or having
a blood alcohol content level twice the legal limit.
In Nebraska only those who have been wrongful convicted due to an error
are eligible for criminal record expungement. Petitions for expungement
are handled through district courts. An application must include the
error and information proving that the conviction was dismissed.
Convictions for felony offenses, misdemeanor offenses, and driving
under the influence offenses cannot be expunged, unless later dismissed
The federal government required each state to raise its minimum wage to
meet the federal requirement of seven dollars and twenty-five cents in
2009. Some states chose to exceed this requirement, while Nebraska
changed its minimum wage to mirror the federal requirement.
Tipped employees may legally be paid less than minimum wage if their
tips acquired equal thirty dollars or more each month. When tips are
acquired in mass, employees are required to split the tips at the end
of each shift.