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Questions arise after Gov. Ricketts uses his own money to add adviser to his office

January 28, 2015

Jack Gould of Common Cause Nebraska said a privately paid employee most likely would be accountable to the person who paid them — not to the public — and would most likely not be covered by laws governing ethical issues involving state officials. “It may sound good that you’re not spending tax dollars, but you’re giving up accountability,” Gould said. “It’s wrong.”

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