Nebraska law to regulate election ads

 

A Democratic lawmaker says he may push to strengthen a Nebraska law regulating state officials’ advertising.

This comes after the Republican State Treasurer John Murante spent more than 593,000 dollars on ads prominently featuring himself. Officials report Murante selected his former employer, Victory Enterprises of Davenport, IA, to do the ads without taking bids.

Democratic State Sen. Matt Hansen of Lincoln said he is looking at expanding a law prohibiting state officers like the treasurer from running ads with their names during an election year. Hansen said he is considering a bill to expand the prohibition to all years.

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