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Money & Influence 06.20.2019

Lobbyists striving to influence state lawmakers earned a record $17.8 million in 2018, up from $13.8 million in just four years.

Money & Influence 06.18.2019

Breaking Records: Wealthy Special Interests Spend Most Ever

For eight years, Common Cause Nebraska has compiled lobbyists’ expenses to document the growing wealth of the lobby and advance reforms to curb the influence of special interest money in politics. This report highlights how Nebraskans have become accepting of lobbyists wining, dining and entertaining their way to access, despite how it puts the average citizen at a disadvantage.

Money & Influence 05.4.2018

2017 was another record year for lobbying in Nebraska.

“Almost $17.5 million tops the most ever that’s been earned by the lobby,” Gould tells Nebraska Radio Network affiliate KLIN. “In light of the fact that we’ve never seen an increase in the senators’ money for their salaries from $12,000, and the governor’s cutting everybody’s budget, the lobby seems to be doing very well.”

Money & Influence 05.2.2018

A new watchdog report says spending on lobbyists at the Nebraska Capitol has reached another record high.

The report released Wednesday by Common Cause Nebraska says more than $17.4 million was spent on lobbyists last year, up from roughly $16.8 million the prior year. The totals have increased consistently each year since at least 2013.

Money & Influence 05.2.2018

Lobbying efforts top $17.4 million in Nebraska last year, watchdog group says

Special interest groups spent a record $17.4 million on lobbyists and lobbying activity at the Nebraska Legislature in 2017, according to a new report from Common Cause Nebraska.

Money & Influence 03.21.2018

2016 Nebraska Lobby Report

Lobbying must pay off, because the investment grows with each year! Last year saw another million-dollar increase in lobby spending.

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