1991- Pushed to make sure Nebraska’s redistricting plan was disclosed before public hearings were held.
1996- Helped create the Campaign Finance Limitations Act, Nebraska’s version of public campaign finance.
2000- Worked worked with Senator Chambers to require state officials to report all gifts over $100 with an estimated value.
2005- Filed the first complaint against Regent David Hergert for violating the CFLA by withholding campaign spending reports during his campaign for University of Nebraska Regent. The complaint led to a $33,000 fine and the impeachment of Regent Hergert.
2006- After Speaker Brashear introduced the Broadband Prohibition Bill, Common Cause Nebraska made the legislature and the public aware that Brashear was being paid for legal services by Cox Cable.
2006- Helped to write and pass legislation requiring all public meetings to post the Open Meetings Statutes and publicly identify the location of the statute in the room.
2007- Made public the University of Nebraska’s secret interviews in Kansas City for the University President’s position.
2007- Made public the fact that Public Service Commissioners were receiving as much as 80% of their campaign funds from utilities they regulate
2008- Identified the 15 senators who spent a long weekend at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas while the legislature was addressing gambling legislation.
2010- Defended the CFLA before the Nebraska Supreme Court.
2010- Revealed that Senator Rogert had signed papers identifying himself as a “boat dealer” to avoid paying the sales tax on his $40,000 boat.
2010- The redistricting procedures we recommended were adopted into the rules.
2014- Led the opposition to the University of Nebraska’s efforts to conduct a secret search for a new president. With the help of the press and the ACLU, we were successful.
2014- Helped lead successful effort to pass on-line voter registration. This historic achievement resulted from the work of a strong coalition.
2015- When we realized that many public entities were asking the public to “sign in” at their meetings, our opposition gained the support of the attorney general.
2015- Succeeded in requiring MECA, the multimillion-dollar metropolitan entertainment association, to abide by state open meetings laws.
2021- Led the way in calling for a transparent and fair redistricting process. Our advocacy and coalition-building helped create an outpouring of public interest and improved districts maps in key areas of Omaha and Grand Island.