Nebraska's state auditor says the wasteful state spending his office reported earlier this week is just a fraction of what's going on.
Auditor Mike Foley said Monday's report on the misspending of nearly eight-million dollars by the Department of Health and Human Services is the sort of waste and fiscal mismanagement that could be found throughout state and local government agencies.
Foley told members of the Beatrice Rotary Club that he thinks the state could trim spending five-percent across the board. That would amount to about 182-million dollars for this fiscal year alone.
Foley said his office is making new enemies everyday with the alarms they're sounding about public spending.