Spending on group homes explodes as state moves people out of institutions

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments


Spending on community programs such as group homes has exploded in the past decade as Nebraska moved developmentally disabled people out of institutions and into the light. But state oversight of their financial operations is scant.

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Omaha pension funds improve but still poorly funded

By   /  November 19, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

PONDERING PENSIONS: Pennsylvania lawmakers believe there's an appetite for pension reform, but there's no exact idea of what it will look like yet.

Cities with poorly funded pension funds had to report to state lawmakers on Wednesday.

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TransCanada withdraws its application for pipeline approval in Nebraska

By   /  November 18, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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TransCanada hit a major roadblock with President Barack Obama, and is now withdrawing its application to get the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route approved in Nebraska.

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Cabinet vacancies may delay debate on Nebraska business incentives

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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A debate over business incentives could be delayed by the vacancies of two Nebraska department heads.

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Nebraska senator wants to add another incentive to cities’ tool chest

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


A potential subsidy giving Nebraska cities another business incentive for large developments has been controversial in other states with a similar program.

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Nebraska changing course in protecting medical whistleblowers

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments


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.

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