Spending on community programs such as group homes has exploded in the past decade as Nebraska moved developmentally disabled people out of institutions and into the light. But state oversight of these operations is scant.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Nov 16, 2015 5:00 AM | 14
Omaha Sen. Heath Mello plans to introduce legislation that would give Nebraska cities another business incentive to offer potential large developments, but a similar subsidy has been controversial in other states.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Nov 12, 2015 1:29 PM | 107
The state of Nebraska appears to have changed its confidentiality policy governing medical whistleblowers in the wake of a Nebraska Watchdog story in which nurses said their jobs were jeopardized because the state disclosed their identities.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Nov 04, 2015 9:04 AM | 2.3K
If you’re a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you should know the university would prefer you not use the words and phrases “man up,” “no homo,” retarded, ghetto, crazy and rape (out of context).
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Nov 02, 2015 3:29 PM | 46
The Nebraska prisons system spent a whopping $11 million on overtime in 17 months, overpaid staffers $1 million in overtime and has some employees doubling their salary with overtime, according to a new audit.