January 7, 2013 •
Campaign Finance Changes Could Be Coming in Nebraska
Two lawmakers have announced their intention to introduce campaign finance bills this session. Senator Bill Avery plans to introduce legislation lowering the threshold amount to trigger campaign finance reports from $250 to $100. Senator Avery’s bill would additionally use the amount remaining in the fund created by the Campaign Finance Limitation Act, which was ruled unconstitutional by the Nebraska Supreme Court, to create an online system for filing campaign finance disclosure reports.
Senator Steve Lathrop intends to introduce a bill that would require nonprofits to report their expenditures on political advertising. He argues that nonprofits involved in the election process should be subject to the same rules as other groups required to report their spending.
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