For Some Governors, ‘The Buck Stops Here’; For Ours . . .

Some governors mean it when they say, “The buck stops here.” And some say, “Well, I didn’t know. That’s not my job.” Put Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman in that latter group. He spent much of the day on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, sidestepping responsibility for the state’s hot-mess Department of Corrections. Click here to readContinue reading “For Some Governors, ‘The Buck Stops Here’; For Ours . . .”

What If Corrections Dollars Were Spent Instead on Education?

Since 1986, Nebraska spending on its mess of a corrections system has increased 169 percent. All we’ve got as a result is a rogue system that feels free to disregard State Supreme Court rulings. Michael Mitchell, Policy Analyst with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ State Fiscal Policy Division, has penned a cogent pieceContinue reading “What If Corrections Dollars Were Spent Instead on Education?”

So Statutory Compliance is a Luxury?

Exactly what do you think might happen to you, Registered Citizen, if you, confronted by The Law, responded: “I don’t have the luxury of insisting on statutory compliance”? Right. You soon would disappear into the black hole that is the Nebraska corrections system. So what do you think will happen to the Nebraska state officialsContinue reading “So Statutory Compliance is a Luxury?”