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Money & Influence 03.9.2015

Midlands Voices: Hole in law hides gambling, tattoos, more

The Nebraska legislature has a problem: laws that allow for campaign finance fraud to go undetected. Common Cause Nebraska and Jack Gould call for reform.

Money & Influence 02.23.2015

Want free trips, babysitting? Run for office, pay with campaign cash

Campaign funds can be used for all sorts of things. Many you wouldn't believe.

Money & Influence 01.16.2015

Campaign cash schemes targeted — again

More than two years after former state Sen. Brenda Council found herself in the middle of a campaign cash scandal which eventually helped squeeze her out of office, at least one state lawmaker continues her seemingly uphill push to end any similar schemes.

Money & Influence 09.30.2014

Nebraska Ranks 4th in Money Spent on Campaign TV Ads

Political campaigns and outside groups have poured so much money into state-level television ads this election cycle that Nebraska now ranks fourth nationally in the amount spent per voter, new analysis shows.

Money & Influence 09.16.2014

Ex-lawmaker’s crime and punishment spotlight campaign cash tricks

She wasn’t the first but maybe, just maybe, former State Sen. Brenda Council will be one of the last to use a loophole in the law to pocket thousands of dollars in campaign cash.

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