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Shucking the Bucks: Another Record Harvest for Nebraska Lobbyists

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For nine years, Common Cause Nebraska has compiled public records to document the growing wealth of the lobby and expose the influence of special interest money in politics. We continue to advocate for a two-year break before legislators can become lobbyists, ending in-session fundraisers and more transparency from both lobbyists and the special interest groups on how they influence lawmakers.

Money & Influence 06.18.2019

Breaking Records: Wealthy Special Interests Spend Most Ever

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For eight years, Common Cause Nebraska has compiled lobbyists’ expenses to document the growing wealth of the lobby and advance reforms to curb the influence of special interest money in politics. This report highlights how Nebraskans have become accepting of lobbyists wining, dining and entertaining their way to access, despite how it puts the average citizen at a disadvantage.

03.12.2019

Campaign to Campaign Donations

The original Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Act prohibited the exchange of campaign funds, but today those transfers are as much as $20,000. We testified in support of LB175 which would end the practice of transferring money between candidate accounts.

08.6.2018

Nebraskans’ Right to Know Brochure.

Every Nebraskan has the right to access their government. We, the people, are self-governed, so government data and meetings are accessible to all of us. We appreciate those who serve the public and whenwe want or need access to this information, the responsibility is ours to get it.

05.1.2018

2017 Nebraska Lobby Report

In Nebraska, the lobbyist’s tools appear unlimited. Not only can lobbyists wine, dine, and entertain, they can donate to political campaigns, host campaign fundraisers, and solicit campaign funds from their clients. With that toolkit, the lobbyist can open nearly any door.

Money & Influence 03.21.2018

2016 Nebraska Lobby Report

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Lobbying must pay off, because the investment grows with each year! Last year saw another million-dollar increase in lobby spending.

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