Nebraska Donor’s Anti-Gambling Campaign To Pay Record Late Fees | Regional government
Ohio-based group that invested more than $ 2.3 million in tackling gambling measures at Nebraska casinos last fall will pay record fees for missing a funding reporting deadline in the countryside.
But the fees would have been 10 times higher had it not been for the action of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission last week.
Commission members voted 6-3 at their June 4 meeting to grant a request for collective prosperity relief. They reduced the fee to $ 23,130, from $ 231,300 initially determined by a formula of state law.
The reduced amount remains the largest fee ever imposed for the late filing of a single campaign finance report, according to Frank Daley, executive director of the commission.
“These are still incredibly high late filing fees,” he said. “Usually, people who make such large contributions pay more attention. “
Collective Prosperity, based in Dublin, Ohio, was one of two donors to Keep the Good Life, an organization that mounted an unsuccessful effort to defeat the trio of gambling initiatives in the November poll. The other donor was Governor Pete Ricketts, a staunch opponent of the game who donated $ 250,000.
State law requires corporations, unions, trade associations, or professional associations based outside of Nebraska to file out-of-state contribution reports if they donate more than $ 10,000 per year to a campaign. in Nebraska.