Audit finds deficiencies in Nebraska Supreme Court

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new state audit has found problems with travel expenses and deficit spending within the Nebraska Supreme Court.  State Auditor Mike Foley released a report Thursday that said the court incurred expenses roughly $220,000 above the amount appropriated by state officials in fiscal 2012. Foley says the court covered those excess expenditures with funds from fiscal 2013, contrary to state law.  Auditors also identified more than $3,800 in improper travel expenses, mostly due to hotel expenses for court employees that the audit team considered unnecessary.  In a written response, court officials say they are reviewing their accounting procedures and making improvements to their travel policies.