Gov. Heineman mum on special session as prison mess grows

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

ON PAROLE BUT STILL IN PRISON: The practice of "in-house parole," where inmates serve part of their paroles behind bars, costs New Mexico taxpayers an estimated $10.3 million a year.

Guess what? Some apparently think State Sen. Brad Ashford, who is also the Democratic candidate for Congress in Omaha, could use the scandal to make politically helpful headlines—Ashford finds the suggestion way off base.

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Ashford calls for special session after internal documents show prison officials snubbed law

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Brad Ashford

Omaha Sen. Brad Ashford is calling for a special session about oversight of the state’s beleaguered prison system after internal documents revealed prison employees ignored warnings they were miscalculating prison sentences and letting inmates out too early.

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Sasse to Obama: ‘Go to Central America and stop the bleeding’

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Ben Sasse

Republican Senate nominee Ben Sasse is calling on President Obama to go to Central America and make it clear the unaccompanied minors streaming north will not get amnesty.

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Video: Can third party Senate hopefuls dent the Domina-Sasse fight?

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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While tea partier Chip Maxwell’s name won’t be on the ballot this November, he dropped out of the Omaha House race last week, other 3rd party candidates will—there are two in the U.S. Senate race.

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Nebraska’s sentencing screw-up will cost taxpayers at least $10 million

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

COUNTING THE COST: The Nebraska prison system has estimated the cost of its sentencing screwup at $4 million over the next decade, $10 million over the next 50 years.

The state prison system has estimated its sentencing screw-up will cost the state $4 million over the next decade, and another $6 million the next four decades, but the senator who requested the estimate doubts its accuracy.

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With tea party over see what’s next for Omaha House race

By   /  July 28, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Rep. Lee Terry

With Chip Maxwell’s tea party shadow no longer clouding the Omaha race for Congress, what’s next between incumbent Republican Lee Terry and Democrat Brad Ashford?

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