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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Appeal underway to keep serial killer John Joubert’s graphic drawings from going public

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

John Joubert

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is asking the state appeals court to keep the drawings out of the hands of author-former Omaha news anchor Mark Pettit.

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Nebraska bad bridge count has gone up since Minnesota bridge collapse

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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Nebraska is one of just nine states that have not reduced its number of structurally deficient bridges since 13 people died when a Minneapolis interstate bridge collapsed seven years ago. In fact, it has more bad bridges now.

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Video Special: Tea partyer Maxwell’s secret emails detail big bucks for 2016

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

NO GO: Tea partyer Chip Maxwell is out of the 2014 Omaha House race.

Despite his own secret emails noting he’d be getting big bucks in 2016 if he didn’t run for Congress this year, tea partyer Chip Maxwell insists he didn’t cut any deals.

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It’s official: Tea partyer Maxwell won’t challenge GOP’s Lee Terry

By   /  July 24, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

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As Nebraska Watchdog reported exclusively, Maxwell—worried about growing criticism that he’d split the conservative vote and send Democrat Brad Ashford to Capitol Hill in November—is now looking at the 2016 race.

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