BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) —
Nebraska's state auditor says the wasteful state spending his office
reported earlier this week is but a drop in the budget bucket.
Mike Foley says Monday's report on the misspending of nearly $8 million
by the Department of Health and Human Services is the sort of waste and
fiscal mismanagement that could be found through state and local
Foley told members of the Beatrice Rotary
Club in Beatrice on Thursday that he thinks the state could trim
spending 5 percent across the board. That would amount to about $182
million for this fiscal year alone.
Foley says the alarms his
office sounds about public spending haven't made him and his staff many
friends in government offices. He says his department is "making new
enemies every day."