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Petition To Eliminate State School Board

By Gordon HopkinsNebraska 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 opposition by Governor Pete Ricketts.In order to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot, a petition must be signed by at least 10 percent of registered voters in the state. Determining the exact number needed is difficult because signature requirements are...


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