Governor lauds lawmakers for tax relief bills

By   /  April 2, 2014  /  Nebraska WatchBlog  /  No Comments

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Governor Dave Heineman lauds lawmakers for approving $412 million in tax relief.

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Governor switches course on ‘good time’

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Gov. Dave Heineman

The governor thinks the state should make it harder for prisoners to get good time, but three years ago he signed a bill making it easier.

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Nebraska governor: $2.5 million water fountains ‘not needed’

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Nebraska WatchBlog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

Courtesy Office of the Capitol Commission

By Deena Winter | Nebraska Watchdog
LINCOLN, Neb. – Gov. Dave Heineman says spending $2.5 million on four bronze water fountains is a luxury the state can’t afford.
“Spending $2 million on fountains is a nice thing to do, but not needed,” Heineman said during a recent briefing with reporters. “I cannot imagine any Nebraskan who wants [...]

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Lawmaker: Nikko Jenkins-prison probe requires subpoena power

By   /  January 23, 2014  /  Nebraska  /  No Comments

Nikko Jenkins is accused of committing four murders shortly after his release from prison

Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Accused mass murderer Nikko Jenkins’ controversial release from prison—the subject of a special report by Nebraska Watchdog— demands a wide ranging investigation complete with subpoena power, according to one key lawmaker.
State Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha is pushing for a special legislative committee to examine the Corrections Department’s handling of Jenkins’ [...]

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Exclusive: Ashford tells governor, ‘We’ll fight’

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Nebraska, Nebraska Video  /  No Comments

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Joe Jordan | Nebraska Watchdog
Accused by Gov. Dave Heineman of being soft on crime and “out of touch with the citizens of Omaha” Sen. Brad Ashford has heard enough.
In the middle of a growing battle over prison reform Ashford tells Heineman, “We’ll fight.”
During this exclusive on-camera interview (see video above) with Nebraska Watchdog, Ashford leaves [...]

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