News

Nebraska Supreme Court To Take On Gambling Case

Nebraska Supreme Court To Take On Gambling Case

Photo: clipart.com

An anti-gambling group is thrilled the Nebraska Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether voters will indeed decide the issue of historic horse racing.
The legislature failed to overcome a gubernatorial veto previously and this year by-passed the governor and placed the issue on the ballot.
Gambling with the Good Life filed a lawsuit after the Secretary of State ruled the issue didn’t violate the constitutional provision that it stick to one topic.
Pat Loontjer with the group is pleased the Supreme Court will decide. . .

 

Loontjer hopes the court will rule the ballot measure violates the constitution’s insistence that issues stick with one subject. . .


So-called historic horse racing replays past races on video machines with the details hidden so the outcome is obscured.
Backers say they could generate enough money to keep horse racing alive in Nebraska.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

Kristi Noem

Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

in Local

Iowa Unemployment Drops

employment help wanted

The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

in Local

Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

Iowa state capital

Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

in Local

Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

Medical Stethoscope

Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

in Local

Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

state capitol pierre

The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.