By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Governor hires consultant to save state money


October 5, 2023

Governor Jim Pillen had an epiphany that paying a consultant $10 million over the next four years would save the state money.

Pillen has signed the $2.5 million/year contract, renewable three times, with Epiphany Associates of Utah to find ways to save the state money. In the process, he dismantled the seven-year-old Center for Operational Excellence which was doing the same thing. The 26 employees in that little known division of the Department of Administrative Services completed nearly 1,000 process improvement projects and cut costs by more than $100 million.

Former Gov. Pete Ricketts crea...

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