Nebraska legislator tries to end free football tickets for lawmakers

Corruption news for Nebraska, from the Lincoln Journal Star:

A state lawmaker wants to end the practice of state agencies getting free tickets to University of Nebraska football games and other events in return for buying radio advertising on the Husker Sports Network.

Lincoln Sen. Bill Avery's bill (LB758) would preclude state agencies or employees from taking free or discounted tickets to any state-run facility or event.

A 2010 investigation by State Auditor Mike Foley's office revealed that state agencies were spending $1 million a year advertising on the Husker Sports Network. The company in turn bought about $100,000 worth of tickets one year and gave them away as gifts and incentives to state officials and employees.

Read the rest of the story at the Lincoln Journal Star.

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