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By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Apr 16, 2015 5:00 AM
Nebraska lawmakers don’t appear interested in sinking another $25 million into the University of Nebraska’s Innovation Campus, even as the research campus struggles to attract tenants.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Apr 14, 2015 5:00 AM
Earlier this month, members of the Legislature’s Executive Board huddled under the balcony in the legislative chambers and announced plans to hire a guy — Larry Bare, former Gov. Dave Heineman’s chief of staff.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Apr 10, 2015 11:53 AM
If the board that oversees Lincoln's new Pinnacle Bank Arena ever runs out of money and wants to tap into Lincoln's property tax base, it would have to get Lincoln voters' approval first under a bill that appears headed for passage in the Legislature.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Apr 09, 2015 11:31 AM
The city of Lincoln is poised to spend $85,000 on “artistic lighting” as part of a $800,000 project to make a downtown alley a more “playful, unintimidating, joyful and welcoming" place.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Apr 08, 2015 5:00 AM
n the wake of national outrage over Sen. Ernie Chambers’ comments comparing cops to Islamic terrorists, some Nebraska lawmakers are standing up to the veteran senator more than ever before.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Apr 02, 2015 5:00 AM
Using tax dollars, Lincoln city employees made several videos with cops and firefighters explaining how they need new radios and fire stations in order to keep people safe and fire-free, but may have skirted or broken the law banning public employees from using public resources to promote passage of a sales tax hike on the ballot Tuesday.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Mar 31, 2015 12:43 PM
Nebraska Watchdog has asked Attorney General Doug Peterson to weigh in on whether University of Nebraska officials violated the state Open Meetings Act during its search for a new president.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Mar 30, 2015 4:21 PM
Sen. Ernie Chambers spent two hours Monday morning lambasting his fellow lawmakers on the floor of the Legislature, calling them petty and thin-skinned, threatening to gum up the legislative session and daring them to censure him for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Mar 27, 2015 4:54 PM
The Nebraska State Patrol assigned extra security at the state capitol Thursday and Friday in the wake of Sen. Ernie Chambers' controversial comments comparing police to ISIS terrorists.
By Deena Winter | Watchdog.org | Mar 26, 2015 2:27 PM
Omaha Sen. Ernie Chambers defiantly stood on the floor of the Nebraska Legislature Thursday and rejected many of his colleagues’ calls for him to apologize – or even resign – for comparing cops to ISIS terrorists and suggesting he’d shoot a cop if he weren’t nonviolent and had a gun.