- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A state panel has dismissed a complaint alleging that Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers misused public resources when he ridiculed another lawmaker with drawings and poems on state letterhead.

The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission voted 7-0 on Friday not to investigate the complaint by Andrew Sullivan, a conservative activist from Omaha.

Chambers has released more than two dozen memos calling attention to state Sen. Bill Kintner’s use of a state computer to have cybersex with a woman he met online. Kintner was fined $1,000 for misuse of state property. The memos, dubbed “Kintner-grams,” include unflattering drawings of Kintner and rhymes mocking his indiscretion.

Commission member Jeff Peetz says he doesn’t condone Chambers‘ memos, but notes that Kintner’s behavior was a matter of public concern.

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