July 10, 2012

Nebraska GOP Senate Candidate Deb Fischer Puts Out Bold Plan For Ethics Reform

Deb Fischer shocked political observers recently when she came from behind and won the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Nebraska. Although an endorsement from GOP icon Sarah Palin probably helped, it’s worth noting that Fischer has also been campaigning on a strong proposal to reform the ethics and lobbying laws in Congress. Here’s a
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April 30, 2012

Four Nebraska Lawmakers Leave ALEC

As of last week, 28 lawmakers decided to end their membership in the corporate front group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Today, four Nebraska lawmakers — state senators Heath Mello (D), Jeremy Nordquist (D), Danielle Conrad (D), and Ken Haar (D) — announced that they are leaving ALEC or recently decided not to renew their membership. “They’ve
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March 6, 2012

TransCanada Spent More Than $500,000 On Lobbying And Legal Fees In Nebraska — $10,000 Per Senator

 The controversial Keystone XL Pipeline has been a flashpoint for debates between environmentalists and oil advocates. But for the company trying to build the pipeline — TransCanada — the issue has always been one of business. Thus the company has spent enormous amounts of money lobbying state and federal lawmakers to approve the pipeline. Nebraska’s Omaha World-Herald
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