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.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 16, 2015 5:00 AM | 17
Back when Ralston officials were considering whether to build a new arena, they hired a Virginia company to do a feasibility study in 2010. However, they ignored one of its key recommendations.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 15, 2015 11:16 AM | 37
Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler defended a plan to spend nearly $1 million on what looks like a giant July Fourth sparkler sculpture for the plaza in front of the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 11, 2015 10:36 AM | 307
The 2-year-old Pinnacle Bank Arena is about to get a nearly million-dollar piece of public art on its front doorstep in what is undoubtedly part of Mayor Chris Beutler’s continuing quest to create a nationally prominent public art collection.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 10, 2015 1:10 PM | 17
Federal HUD officials won’t say whether Congressman Brad Ashford specifically was involved in problems uncovered by their audit of the Omaha Housing Authority that spanned 11 years, including four when Ashford was at the helm.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 09, 2015 4:00 PM | 26
State Auditor Charlie Janssen will wade into a partisan slugfest in Lincoln by looking into a Lincoln city councilman’s concerns about recently discovered funky budget maneuvers.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 09, 2015 11:54 AM | 13
The Lancaster County Board is considering lobbying state lawmakers to amend a law passed earlier this year that requires joint public agencies to get voters’ OK before borrowing money and paying it back through increased taxes.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 08, 2015 11:24 AM | 26
Lincoln’s superintendent earns over $300,000 per year running the school system, but also has a side gig as a consultant to a leading national superintendent search firm.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 04, 2015 9:12 AM | 119
The embattled Ralston mayor now works for the same real estate company he chose as a consultant on the money-losing Ralston Arena project, at a cost to the city of more than $334,000 so far.
By Deena Winter | | Sep 04, 2015 7:34 AM | 8
Since 2012, only one company has defaulted on a loan from the state of Nebraska: An Omaha company that makes ear infection detection devices.