Deena Winter is a reporter for NebraskaWatchdog.org. Contact her at deena@nebraskawatchdog.org and follow her on Twitter @DeenaNEWatchdog.

Nebraska education board member’s blog has long been inflammatory

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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State Education Board member Pat McPherson has been under fire for a week after his blog called President Obama a “half-breed,” but that’s not the only time his blog has been inflammatory.

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Nebraska governor Ricketts slows spending — except in his office

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Nebraska’s new governor, Pete Ricketts, proposes slowing spending in his first state budget proposal, except in his office.

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Nebraska governor’s commute could drive up costs

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Nebraska’s new governor, Pete Ricketts, plans to commute from his home in Omaha to the capital, Lincoln, rather than live in the governor’s mansion full time. Will that drive up the state’s costs?

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Nebraska holdouts mull next move on Keystone XL, some suing again

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Some of Nebraska’s holdouts — landowners refusing to sign easements with TransCanada — have already decided to file another lawsuit over Keystone XL in the wake of last week’s state Supreme Court ruling.

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Governor calls for education board member to resign over racist Obama blog

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Gov. Pete Ricketts is calling on a newly sworn-in member of the State Education Board — to whom he contributed money — to resign after his blog called President Obama a “half-breed.”

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Bill would rein in the taxing authority of JPAs

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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A Lincoln business group is pushing legislation that would require joint public agencies – such as the one that governs Lincoln’s new arena – to get voter approval before increasing taxes.

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