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Treasurer to seek audit of Nebraska finance authority

Mar 9, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg says he plans to seek an audit of a state finance organization that is refusing to cooperate with his office's request for information.

Stenberg told a legislative committee Wednesday that the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority is denying him information that should be posted on the state's spending transparency website.

Stenberg says the authority has engaged in a "campaign of obstruction" and made repeated excuses to keep him from getting access to its financial data. His comments were made during a hearing on a bill that would allow agencies such as the finance authority to provide a link to their contracts to the state spending website, instead of raw data.

Stenberg says he wants auditors to review the authority's finances and staff salaries.

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