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23
Sep

Governor got the HHS report after all

Gov. Dave Heineman

The Omaha World-Herald is reporting today that Gov. Dave Heineman’s office indeed did get a copy of the scathing audit of his child welfare reform initiative — contrary to complaints he made that the state auditor didn’t give it to him before the media.

The World-Herald clearly got the story from state Democrats, who filed an open records request to follow the email trail to see whether Heineman’s complaints were legitimate. Those emails show the head of Nebraska Health and Human Services forwarded the draft report to the governor’s office on July 26. The audit was released to the public on Sept. 7.

Ouch.

23
Sep

Here’s the Antelope Valley deal

Antelope Valley channel in 2010.


If you’re interested in reading the actual document that all the contractors and subcontractors involved in the Antelope Valley bridge problems agreed to, here it is: Agreement in Principle AV Bridge Spalling w Constructors Inc Signature.

The mayor announced this agreement laying out how the $250,000 worth of repairs to bridges will be paid for. Beutler ordered the trails under N, O, P and Q streets closed in January after an 18-inch-long piece of the bridge fell off the bottom of the O Street bridge, and cracks were found in the bottom of other bridges.

All the contractors and subcontractors agreed pay for the repairs and not sue each other. The city’s New York-based consultant, Parsons Brinckerhoff, designed and inspected all but one of the Antelope Valley bridges.

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