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Midlands Voices: Shine a light on all donations


Next NU president could be among nation’s highest-paid leaders

To make the University of Nebraska an attractive destination for the most talented administrators in higher education, members of the Board of Regents have indicated a willingness to pay the price.


Editorial, 6/29: Let’s improve transparency on lobbying expenditures


Report: Spending on Nebraska lobbyists up again in 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A new report says spending on lobbyists in Nebraska increased last year, outpacing inflation and raising concerns about the influence of special interests on state officials. Common Cause Nebraska said Wednesday that 391 lobbyists were paid a combined $17.8 million in 2018. The watchdog group's annual lobbyist spending report says that's a $400,000 increase over the prior year. Common Cause Nebraska Issues Chairman Jack Gould says special interest groups and others are paying lobbyists to gain an advantage in advancing their agendas through the Nebraska Legislature. The top spender on lobbyists last year was Altria Services, the parent company for Phillip Morris and other tobacco companies. Some of those dollars went to political campaigns and parties.

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.

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