By Deena Winter | | Oct 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 428
The company responsible for spurring Nebraska into giving out business incentives, ConAgra, is now moving its headquarters to Chicago, where it will also receive tax incentives to move.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 30, 2015 1:28 PM | 63
The developers behind Hudl's expansion into Lincoln's West Haymarket are getting a heck of a deal -- not only did they negotiate the price of the land down to less than half its appraised value, but the city is subsidizing the entire cost of the land purchase.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 29, 2015 12:00 PM | 8
Creighton economist Ernie Goss defends a 2011 economic impact study he did for the city of Ralston, touting the benefits of a new arena, which is now a financial burden on the Omaha suburb.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 24, 2015 1:33 PM | 16
Hours after Nebraska Watchdog published a story about the Nebraska State Patrol’s refusal to release details about its overtime costs, the patrol released some of the information sought.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 24, 2015 1:00 PM | 55
Law enforcement officials in south central Nebraska are embroiled in a tussle over federal Homeland Security grant money this year, with the state demanding they give over $405,000 back to help keep the lights on at the terrorism-fighting Nebraska Fusion Center.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 24, 2015 5:00 AM | 144
We want to know whether Ricketts travels — from Chicago Cubs board meetings to European trade missions — is costing taxpayers an inordinate amount of money. So far, it appears we’re not going to get the answer to the question, unless we hire attorneys to challenge the patrol with the attorney general.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 23, 2015 12:00 PM | 18
Nebraska is the sixth best state in the nation when it comes to its fiscal health -- having enough money to pay all its bills -- but the state is massively underreporting how much it owes for retirement benefits, a new report says.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 22, 2015 5:00 AM | 11
The million-dollar sculpture approved Thursday for Lincoln’s new arena has been on a back burner for a couple of years, because a former city councilman opposed it.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 21, 2015 3:42 PM | 22
Nebraska State Auditor Charlie Janssen’s office took a preliminary look at a Lincoln councilman’s complaint about budget maneuvers, and found no reason to dig any deeper.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 17, 2015 12:51 PM | 23
The state department that handles accounting, budgeting, personnel and a myriad of other functions got dinged by state auditors for failing to competitively bid for contracts and repeatedly renew contracts in a new state audit.