Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 4

By   /  January 1, 2016  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

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If only he would put his considerable skills to use helping his constituents, then he truly might be worthy of Politico’s honor. Until then, we have another title for him: Scary.

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Watchdog’s Scariest People of 2015: No. 18

By   /  December 29, 2015  /  Nebraska, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

Hitchcock County News

Friends of this rural Nebraska county assessor had the benefit of a tax break, a state investigation found.

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Have yourself a microaggression Christmas

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  Commentary, First Amendment, Free Speech, Nebraska, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Expect a #NaughtyLIvesMatter protest at the North Pole demanding that all of the naughty kids get presents, too.

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Abengoa contagion spreads to U.S. biofuel plants, causing layoffs and shutdowns

By   /  December 7, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Kansas, Missouri, National, Nebraska, News  /  No Comments

Photo from Abengoa 2014 annual report

Teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, renewable energy giant Abengoa has thrown the biofuels industry in the U.S. for a loop.

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Deaths among disabled increase as spending soars

By   /  December 2, 2015  /  Nebraska, News  /  No Comments


Spending on community programs for developmentally disabled Nebraskans has nearly doubled in the past decade, but so has the number of deaths.

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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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