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05.28.2020

Voter Map Initiative Going Forward During Health Emergency

With people avoiding contact at grocery stores, and big gatherings postponed indefinitely, Gavin Geis, executive director of Common Cause Nebraska, says getting the nearly 121,000 signatures required to make the November ballot hasn't been easy. But Geis says a coalition is pressing ahead with efforts to stop lawmakers from being able to cherry pick voters.

05.28.2020

Don Walton: A Memorial Day with a much different feel

Let's take a quick look at the newest legislative lobbying report issued by Common Cause Nebraska.

05.28.2020

Nebraska Sees Increase in Lobbyists, Spending on Lobbyists

Lobbyists collected $19.4 million in gross earnings in 2019, according to Common Cause Nebraska. The government watchdog group said the total is a record, up from $17.8 million in 2018.

03.2.2020

Felons would be allowed to vote while in prison under proposal heard by Nebraska lawmakers

The current ban does not deter people from committing crimes or help rehabilitate them, although it serves as an additional type of punishment, said Gavin Geis, with Common Cause Nebraska.

Ethics 02.24.2020

Nebraska state senators target treasurer’s TV ads, no-bid contracts during legislative hearing

LINCOLN — Two state senators made State Treasurer John Murante the poster boy for a pair of bills given a public hearing Friday.

Voting & Elections 02.24.2020

Midlands Voices: Voter ID proposal deserves defeat

I would hope that the people of Nebraska and our legislators would want to expand voter participation rather than spend tax dollars unnecessarily and limit citizen’s access to the ballot. Here’s hoping our legislators make an intelligent decision.

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