The State of Nebraska owns 8200 cars and some of them have been spotted by citizens at shopping malls or ball games. State Auditor Mike Foley has been asked why and his new report might lead the state to make changes in how it purchases and regulates its fleet.
“No that the state should not own vehicles, obviously we do need some vehicles, we want to make sure that we own the right number and not too many. This report doesn’t really answer if we do own too many, but the performance audit report may give us the answer to that question.
And Foley says that performance audit will take place next session. In his report, Foley says the University of Nebraska owns 1,000 vehicles and they cannot account for 45 of them. Today, 26 state agencies own vehicles after changes in state law whittled away all regulatory power from the state’s Transportation Services Bureau.