An obscure foundation to support senior citizens in Lincoln has morphed into the role of real estate developer as it seeks federal approval of a $50 million plan to redevelop the Veterans Administration campus in east Lincoln.
But some city officials have privately worried that the foundation is being used to help private interests get at the VA property without having to take on the burden of renovating and maintaining the sprawling, aging campus in east Lincoln, according to a Nebraska Watchdog investigation.Read More →
Nebraska lawmakers grasped toward prison reforms that mimic the approach Texas took, but the governor, attorney general, police and prosecutors resisted, saying they don’t want to go soft on crime.Read More →
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.Read More →
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. The question is, why?Read More →
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.Read More →