To Tell the Truth
December 21, 2016
The November elections shocked the nation in many ways. Here in Nebraska attack ads and robo calls seemed to reach a new level of frequency and insult. Shadowy organizations like Americans for Prosperity, Trees of Liberty and Citizens for a Sound Government flooded the election cycle with fabricated stories and outright lies. Democrats and Republicans alike faced embarrassment and character assassination.
2016 Lobbying Report is out now
June 14, 2016
Common Cause Nebraska's new report on lobbying is out now.
Gerrymander Gazette - April 2016
April 29, 2016
Welcome to the third edition of the Gerrymander Gazette, Common Cause’s newsletter on redistricting reform efforts around the country.
Nebraska Legislature Sends Redistricting Reform Bill to Governor’s Desk
April 13, 2016
Today the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature passed LB 580, a bill that would create a nine-person independent citizens commission tasked with redrawing congressional and state legislative districts after each census.
Gerrymander Gazette - February 2016
February 19, 2016
In this monthly newsletter, Common Cause will provide periodic updates on the goofy politics that allow this anachronism to survive and the grassroots campaigns, legislative efforts, and litigation that are allowing citizens to fight back and make their voices heard.
Is the Unicameral Listening to Voters or Lobbyists?
July 28, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska’s 2015 Lobby Report gives Nebraskans an opportunity to compare lobbying activity over a four-year period. By compiling and analyzing data reported by Legislators, Lobbyists, and principles, it’s clear that spending to influence state policy continues to increase.
“Getting Elected in Nebraska” Released by Common Cause
May 15, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska’s report, “Getting Elected in Nebraska,” documents how much money was spent in the 2014 election and what kind of impact that spending had on election results.
Records Show Some Senators' Financial Reports Lack Specifics
May 9, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska weighs in as questions abound in conflicts of interest surrounding mining bill.
Common Cause Files Complaints on Activity Surrounding Niobium Bill
May 8, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska filed against former and current state legislators that failed to disclose their activity and interests surrounding a mining bill.
Niobium and the Nebraska Legislature
May 5, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska weighs in on the failure of current and former legislators to follow state disclosure laws.
Push for more sunshine on campaign corruption clouding over
March 13, 2015
Bill that would allow Nebraska to account for campaign finances may not make it out of committee, despite the need for reform.
Council wants public input on new bid process for TIF money
March 7, 2015
New TIF rules could mean less oversight, says Jack Gould of Common Cause Nebraska.
Proposed bill would influence redistricting in Nebraska
March 3, 2015
Redistricting in Nebraska may significantly change if LB580 becomes law. Common Cause Nebraska speaks in support of the reform.
Will push to slow campaign corruption come up toothless?
March 2, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska supports LB166 and greater campaign account transparency, but will the Nebraska Unicameral act?
NET Capitol Coverage 2/27/2015
February 27, 2015
An independent redistricting commission bill has been introduced in the Nebraska Unicameral. Common Cause Nebraska testified in support.
Bipartisan team seeks changes for Nebraska redistricting
February 27, 2015
Common Cause Nebraska backs a bi-partisan redistricting reform bill.
Editorial, 2/24: Safeguard donor campaign funds
February 24, 2015
The Journal Star editorial board supports Common Cause Nebraska's effort to increase campaign account transparency.
World-Herald editorial: Campaign reports would add light
February 23, 2015
The Omaha World Herald editorial board supports Common Cause Nebraska's efforts to provide greater transparency of campaign accounts.
If it Ain't Broke...
February 19, 2015
A huge win came from the Cornhusker State yesterday. Nebraska's unicameral legislature, in a bipartisan move, defeated a photo ID bill that's hit the floor four years in a row. Thanks to the longstanding efforts of a strong coalition - including Common Cause Nebraska - the state has quashed legislation that could have denied 112,000 Nebraskans who don't have access to the prescriptive ID from exercising their right to vote.
Broad coalition opposes voter photo ID
February 16, 2015
Voter ID returns to the Nebraska Unicameral, but a broad coalition, including Common Cause Nebraska, will oppose the bill.