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By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 27, 2015 1:22 PM | 48
Lincoln will spend $85,000 on artistic lighting in a downtown alley, as part of the mayor's quest to have a nationally prominent public art collection.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 26, 2015 1:04 PM | 75
An amendment quietly tacked onto a bill in the waning days of the legislative session would give even more state subsidies to arenas such as Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena and CenturyLink Omaha.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 22, 2015 5:00 AM
Bills designed to curb campaign corruption and increase transparency had mixed results in the Nebraska Legislature this year.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 20, 2015 5:00 AM
City officials have lauded the Antelope Valley Project for preventing flooding downtown, but the city spent much more than expected on the project: About half the total $249 million cost.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 15, 2015 1:01 PM
During debate Wednesday on a bill allowing children of illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses, Nebraska Sen. Bill Kintner longed for the 1950s, when the federal government “rounded up” illegal immigrants and shipped them back home in a program it officially called "Operation Wetback." He called it a successful policy, but was it?
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 15, 2015 5:00 AM
The Nebraska Legislature seems more partial to purple than red lately, despite the state’s reputation for being as crimson red as a Husker uniform.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 12, 2015 12:54 PM
A man hired by the Omaha school board to help find a superintendent, human resources director and two principals and by the state education board to pick a new education commissioner was forced out an Illinois high school job for allegedly kissing a student, sending suggestive emails and using racist terms in emails.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 07, 2015 1:24 PM
Two weeks after first asking for a HUD audit of the Omaha Housing Authority, the feds have yet to hand it over. And if past audits are any indication, the audit could spell trouble for freshman Congressman Brad Ashford.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 05, 2015 3:10 PM
The governor's appointees to lead state agencies usually slide through the Legislature easily, but his choice for the state's top cop was debated for several hours Tuesday before getting the nod.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | May 04, 2015 12:37 PM | 118
Democrats have bashed Lincoln Councilman Jon Camp for cutting a deal after being undercharged $46,517 for water and sewer services in his historic downtown building for a decade, but they have not asked why the Democratic mayor’s administration first bungled the water bill and then allowed the councilman to cut a deal lopping $30,000 off the bill.