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Common Cause Nebraska Calls for Proper Regulation, Transparency in Lobbyist-Related Complaint

LINCOLN, NE — Today, Gavin Geis, executive director of Common Cause Nebraska, lodged a complaint with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission (NADC) alleging that Rev. Arin Hess is lobbying Nebraska State Senators but is not registered with the Commission as required by law.

New Results: Common Cause Releases “Our Democracy 2022” Candidate Surveys for First Election Since January 6th

Common Cause today released initial results of its Our Democracy 2022 candidate questionnaire in the leadup to the first election since January 6th. With two months to go before Election Day, more than 100 candidates for Congress, including in certain swing House and Senate races, responded on how they promise to defend and strengthen our democracy.

Common Cause Releases 2022 “Democracy Scorecard” Showing Growing Support in Congress for Democracy Reform

LINCOLN, NE — As constituents evaluate the performance of their members of Congress, Common Cause released its 2022 “Democracy Scorecard,” a tracking resource with the positions of all members of Congress on campaign finance reform, ethics and transparency, and voting rights legislation. The fourth biennial scorecard is produced to help constituents hold their leaders in the 117th Congress accountable for passing common-sense legislation that preserves and strengthens our democracy.

Common Cause Nebraska Releases 2020 State Lobbying Activity Report

Today, Common Cause Nebraska released its annual report detailing the state’s lobbying activity. The report, “Lobbyist Spending: Nebraska’s Other Pandemic Thrives During COVID-19,” found that while gross lobbying expenditures dropped in 2020, lobbyist compensation increased for more than half of the state’s top ten firms.

Council wants public input on new bid process for TIF money

New TIF rules could mean less oversight, says Jack Gould of Common Cause Nebraska.

OPPD Earns Praise for Restarting CEO Search

Jack Gould of Common Cause Nebraska weighs in on accusations that OPPD violated state open meetings and public records laws.

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