New bill proposal would prevent politicians from illegally using campaign funds…

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Politicians who use campaign money illegally could have a harder time hiding their violations under a bill that will go before Nebraska lawmakers this week. The measure by Senator Sue Crawford of Bellevue would close a loophole that allows candidates and office-holders to self-report the amount of money in their campaign accounts. If it’s approved, candidates would have to submit bank statements to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission. A legislative hearing is set for Thursday. The bill is LB166.