How many lobbyists are there and how much do they make? Who hires them and how much do they spend? Can anyone track lobby gifts and entertainment? Do legislators report their gifts? Who spends tax dollars to get more tax dollars?
In 2000, gross earnings for the Nebraska lobby were recorded as $3,002,853. 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.