Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler did an about-face on subsidizing a small foundation’s ambitious plan to redevelop the VA campus in Lincoln. Separately, Lincoln police officers began asking questions about the project.Read More →
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 →