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Governor Override Constitutional Amendment

By Gordon HopkinsOne of the petitions circulating for the 2022 election is a proposed constitutional amendment that would give the governor the authority to override rules, laws and regulations created by political subdivisions, such as cities and counties.Nebraska is one of 24 states that allow citizens to initiate legislation through the petition process.The measure would add a new section to Article IV of the state constitution. The proposed language states, “The Governor shall have authority, through the issuing of one or more executive orders, to overrule rules, laws, and regulations of any and all political subdivisions or independent ...

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