Nebraska schools that spend thousands of dollars on lobbyists have caught the attention of state lawmakers. Lincoln State Senator Bill Avery introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from spending state tax dollars on lobbyists. Avery told us that he hopes in the future to go after other local entities as well.
“I want to look at other public entities because a lot of cities and counties spend a lot of tax dollars on lobbying, The city of Lincoln spends about $85,000 a year.”
Avery says that he thinks it’s important to use public money wisely and in a way that is fair to other jurisdictions.