On Feb. 20, LWVNE submitted written testimony in support of LB 175, a bill to change provisions regarding candidate committee funds.
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Senator Tom Brewer, Chair
Government, Military, and VA Committee
Re: Hearing for LB 175 (Chambers) to change provisions regarding candidate committee funds
Dear Senator Brewer and Members of the Committee,
The League of Women Voters has worked on transparency in campaign finance since the early 1970s, spurred by spending abuses in congressional and presidential campaigns. The Nebraska League has turned its attention to monitoring transparency in state level campaigns.
We support Senator Chambers’ bill because of its solid protection for donors who wish to give to a particular candidate’s campaign with the expectation that their donation will support their candidate of choice.
We urge you to advance LB 175 to General File for full debate by the members of the Senate.
Lynne Elwood, Government Director
Sherry Miller, President