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Final Push for 2022 Petition Initiatives

By Gordon HopkinsThursday, July 7, is the deadline to submit petition signatures for initiatives to be placed on the ballot for the 2022 general election.Nebraska is one of 24 states that allow citizens to initiate legislation through the petition process. The petition process can be a powerful tool for bypassing the state government when an initiative is popular with voters but not necessarily with those in power. In recent years, both casino gambling and expanded Medicare coverage have become law in Nebraska despite vehement opposition by Governor Pete Ricketts but were approved by voters.With the deadline looming, there has been a major p...

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