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By Joe Jordan | Watchdog.org | Sep 10, 2014 9:03 AM | 21
It's early September so it's not unusual to see Rep. Lee Terry on TV—running commercials touting his reelection. But what is unusual is...
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 09, 2014 11:19 AM | 231
By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog LINCOLN, Neb. — Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann resigned from his position today, marking the governor’s second lieutenant governor to resign amid controversy in the past couple years. The resignation comes after a judge granted a domestic abuse protection order against Monday morning in Johnson County, ordering him to stay away from his sister, who [...]
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 08, 2014 2:54 PM | 289
A domestic abuse protection order was filed against Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann Monday morning in Johnson County District Court by his sister, who said he assaulted her on Aug. 19.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 08, 2014 1:30 PM | 478
Premiums for Obamacare health insurance plans sold in Nebraska will go up nearly 11 percent – one of the biggest hikes in the nation -- according to preliminary rates released by the state Insurance Department.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 05, 2014 3:05 PM | 38
The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the case the Obama administration is waiting on before deciding whether to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada across America.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 05, 2014 12:41 PM | 46
Attorney General Jon Bruning blasted prison attorneys Friday, calling them “utterly incompetent” after their testimony Thursday before a panel of lawmakers investigating prison problems.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 04, 2014 2:53 PM | 79
The prison systems former records administrator portrayed Nebraska’s prison records division as a rudderless ship after he left, and called the prison sentencing screw-up that ensued “government bureaucracy at its finest.”
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 03, 2014 1:38 PM | 25
Nebraska is sitting sixth best in the nation when it comes to having enough money to pay all of its outstanding bills, but massively underreports its retirement liabilities, according to a recent report.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Sep 02, 2014 11:26 AM | 92
Congressman Lee Terry and oil pipeline fighters are duking it out again, this time over a mock playlist Terry’s people sent out last week to poke fun at the anti-pipeline prairie concert Willie Nelson and Neil Young will play later this month.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Aug 29, 2014 1:27 PM | 69
Eight past and present state employees have been subpoenaed to testify before a special investigatory legislative committee next week, and five of them plan to plead the fifth, invoking their right to remain silent.