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Senators look to establish state Office of Public Guardian

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State officials have initiated a new bill that will establish a Nebraska Office of Public Guardian.
 
Nebraska is the only state in the union that does not have an Office for Public Guardianship.

Senators say the state's current system, which relies on volunteers, is unreliable.

The new bill will create an office to provide guardians that will provide conservators in situations where no family member or suitable individual is available.

When discussing the proposed bill, reference was made to the 70- year- old Scottsbluff woman, Judy Widener, who is facing felony charges for inappropriately using funds for state wards.
 
This bill was advanced to initial review on Friday.

 

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