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05.3.2023

New Tools: A Cold Climb and a Twisted Tale

Money & Influence 08.31.2021

Lobbyist Spending: Nebraska’s Other Pandemic Thrives During COVID-19

In 2000, gross earnings for the Nebraska lobby were recorded as $3,002853. Since then, we have seen increases each year reaching an all-time high in 2019 of $19,405,061. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, however, brought the steady growth in total earnings to a halt.

Shucking the Bucks: Another Record Harvest for Nebraska Lobbyists

For nine years, Common Cause Nebraska has compiled public records to document the growing wealth of the lobby and expose the influence of special interest money in politics. We continue to advocate for a two-year break before legislators can become lobbyists, ending in-session fundraisers and more transparency from both lobbyists and the special interest groups on how they influence lawmakers.

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.

08.6.2018

Nebraskans’ Right to Know Brochure.

Every Nebraskan has the right to access their government. We, the people, are self-governed, so government data and meetings are accessible to all of us. We appreciate those who serve the public and whenwe want or need access to this information, the responsibility is ours to get it.

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