Cabinet vacancies may delay debate on Nebraska business incentives
Cabinet vacancies may delay debate on Nebraska business incentives
Deena Winter | November 17, 2015|   2
A debate over business incentives could be delayed by the vacancies of two Nebraska department heads.
Nebraska senator wants to add another incentive to cities’ tool chest
Nebraska senator wants to add another incentive to cities’ tool chest
Deena Winter | November 16, 2015|   14
Omaha Sen. Heath Mello plans to introduce legislation that would give Nebraska cities another business incentive to offer potential large developments, but a similar subsidy has been controversial in other states.
Nebraska changing course in protecting medical whistleblowers
Nebraska changing course in protecting medical whistleblowers
Deena Winter | November 12, 2015|   107
The state of Nebraska appears to have changed its confidentiality policy governing medical whistleblowers in the wake of a Nebraska Watchdog story in which nurses said their jobs were jeopardized because the state disclosed their identities.
Some Nebraska senators on their way out are still raising campaign cash
Some Nebraska senators on their way out are still raising campaign cash
Deena Winter | November 09, 2015|   41
Eleven Nebraska senators will be term-limited out of office next year, but some of them are still raising money for their campaign chests or still have sizeable chunks of change in them.
Obama puts the kibosh on Keystone XL pipeline
Obama puts the kibosh on Keystone XL pipeline
Rob Nikolewski | November 06, 2015|   116
President Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline project that would have funneled oil sands crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Nebraska university tells students not to say ‘crazy,’ ‘ghetto’ and other bad words
Nebraska university tells students not to say ‘crazy,’ ‘ghetto’ and other bad words
Deena Winter | November 04, 2015|   2.3K
If you’re a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, you should know the university would prefer you not use the words and phrases “man up,” “no homo,” retarded, ghetto, crazy and rape (out of context).
Some Nebraska prison workers double their salaries with overtime
Some Nebraska prison workers double their salaries with overtime
Deena Winter | November 02, 2015|   46
The Nebraska prisons system spent a whopping $11 million on overtime in 17 months, overpaid staffers $1 million in overtime and has some employees doubling their salary with overtime, according to a new audit.
Overtime records show governor is driving costs up, big time
Overtime records show governor is driving costs up, big time
Deena Winter | November 02, 2015|   82
Overtime records obtained by Nebraska Watchdog – time sheets the Nebraska State Patrol refused to release — show the governor’s security detail is a major driver of the agency’s ballooning overtime costs.
Chief lets teen shot by cops have birthday party in hospital
Chief lets teen shot by cops have birthday party in hospital
Deena Winter | October 30, 2015|   539
A Nebraska teenager shot by cops after pointing a gun at an officer was allowed to have a birthday party in his hospital room one week later.
Governor Ricketts announces changes in how his travel is reported, tracked
Governor Ricketts announces changes in how his travel is reported, tracked
Deena Winter | October 29, 2015|   11
Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday he’s instructed the Nebraska State Patrol to improve the way it tracks his security detail’s overtime and he will begin including personal trips on his official calendar.