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NE AG's New Hire Brings Criticism

Nebraska’s attorney general is facing criticism after announcing he has hired a former state lawmaker and friend to be his policy adviser, despite the fact that the ex-lawmaker has no legal background. The new $95,000-a-year job is being filled by Suzanne Geist, who resigned from the Legislature earlier this year in a failed bid for Lincoln’s mayor. Geist, a fellow Republican and former legislative colleague of Attorney General Mike Hilgers’, is not an attorney. Her work prior to being elected to the Legislature in 2017 was as a consultant who sold women's clothing through a multi-level marketing company. The Attorney General's Office defended hiring Geist, pointing to her experience in the Legislature.