Did Heineman skirt the law with personal news conference?

Deena Winter
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May 29, 2014 1:30 PM
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Did Heineman skirt the law with personal news conference?

Updated Thursday 1:19 p.m.
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog

LINCOLN, Neb. — When Gov. Dave Heineman scheduled a news conference on Wednesday, his staff sent out the usual media release notifying reporters that it would be about “education issues.”

But rather than talking about K-12 funding or a higher education initiative, the governor announced that he had decided to apply for a job — as president of the University of Nebraska.