Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Repeal Campaign Finance Law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers passed a measure to repeal a state campaign finance law after the Nebraska Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional last year.  Lawmakers voted 45-0 to approve the measure on Thursday. The high court ruled in August that Nebraska's Campaign Finance Limitation Act was unconstitutional. The law was enacted in 1992 in an effort to create a level financial playing field in political campaigns. The bill's sponsor Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln remains a supporter of the campaign finance law, but says the law has to be taken off the books if it is unconstitutional. The bill also allocates funding for the state to create an electronic filing system for campaign financial reports. Avery says the new filing system will give people faster access to reports.