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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Legal Settlements Must be on Public Meeting Agendas

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed into law a measure to force governmental bodies to report legal settlements on their meeting agendas. The measure also says entities cannot use confidentiality agreements as an excuse to keep settlements secret.

The law was prompted by a secret $200,000 payment to an aide of a former Papillion mayor last year after the aide alleged former Mayor James Blinn had sexually harassed and assaulted her.

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