Measure Would Put Neb. Campaign Disclosures Online

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A Nebraska lawmaker is working to reverse a campaign finance measure he fought to establish more than 20 years ago because the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional last year.

Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln says he will ask lawmakers next week to repeal Nebraska's Campaign Finance Limitation Act, which had given public money to candidates who voluntarily agreed to cap spending limits when their opponents didn't.

Avery's bill also seeks an electronic filing system that would allow online viewing of campaign finance reports.

Avery wanted to lower the threshold for reporting campaign donations and spending from $250 to $100, and to require campaigns to file campaign account statements. He couldn't convince his Committee on Government, Military and Veterans Affairs to support those moves so they were dropped.