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Campaign Finance Repeal Advances

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers have moved to repeal a state campaign finance law after the Nebraska Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional last year.

Lawmakers voted 27-0 on Thursday to advance the repeal measure through the first of three readings.

The Nebraska Supreme 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.

Avery strongly supported the campaign finance law, but introduced the measure because the law had to be taken off the books.

The bill would also allow the state to buy computer software and equipment so campaigns can file their financial reports electronically with the state Accountability and Disclosure Commission.

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