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  • Nebraska campaign to repeal tax credits for private education scholarship accounts files signatures

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    Support Our Schools Nebraska filed more than 117,000 signatures on Aug. 30 for a veto referendum to repeal Legislative Bill 753, which authorized tax credits for taxpayers who contribute to education scholarships for students to attend private schools.  In Nebraska, the number of signatures required for a veto referendum—without suspending the enactment of the targeted…

  • Gaylor Baird defeats Geist in Lincoln’s mayoral election

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    Incumbent Leirion Gaylor Baird defeated Suzanne Geist in the May 2, 2023, nonpartisan general election for mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska. Gaylor Baird received 54.2% of the vote to Geist’s 45.6%.  While mayoral elections in Lincoln are officially nonpartisan, candidates are often affiliated with one of the two major political parties. Gaylor Baird is affiliated with…

  • Leirion Gaylor Baird and Suzanne Geist are running in the general election for mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska

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    Incumbent Leirion Gaylor Baird and Suzanne Geist are running in the May 2, 2023, nonpartisan general election for mayor of Lincoln, Neb. They advanced to the general election after being the top-two vote-getters in the nonpartisan primary on April 4, 2023. While mayoral elections in Lincoln are officially nonpartisan, candidates for office are often affiliated…

  • Ben Sasse resigns from U.S. Senate

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    Ben Sasse (R) resigned from the U.S. Senate on Jan. 8 to become the University of Florida’s 13th president. Prior to joining the U.S. Senate in 2015, Sasse served as president of Midland University. He most recently ran for re-election in 2020, winning with 62.7% of the vote. Nebraska is one of 37 states where…

  • All candidates for Nebraska State Senate District 4 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Nebraska State Senate District 4 — Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek and R. Brad von Gillern — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  Eighty-eight of the country’s 99…

  • Voter photo ID and minimum wage initiatives make the ballot in Nebraska

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    On Sept. 6, the Nebraska secretary of state announced that two ballot initiatives had qualified for the November ballot. Voters will decide on a constitutional amendment to require photo ID to vote and a new law that would incrementally increase the state’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 by 2026 and annually adjust for the…

  • Nebraska medical marijuana campaign turns in signatures for two initiatives

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    On July 7, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana submitted about 180,000 combined signatures for two ballot initiatives, or about 90,000 signatures for each initiative, that would legalize and regulate medical marijuana.  Both ballot initiatives are state statutes and require a number of signatures equal to 7% of the state’s registered voters as of the deadline. As…

  • Nebraska photo voter identification initiative submitted over 170,000 signatures 

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    The signature deadline for Nebraska ballot initiatives was July 7. Citizens for Voter ID, the campaign behind an initiative to require voter identification, submitted over 170,000 signatures.  In Nebraska, the number of signatures required to qualify an initiated constitutional amendment for the ballot is equal to 10% of registered voters as of the deadline for…

  • Campaign behind a ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska submits signatures

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    On July 7, Raise the Wage Nebraska, the campaign behind a ballot initiative to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2026, submitted over 152,00 signatures to the secretary of state. Currently, the minimum wage is $9 per hour. In Nebraska, the number of signatures required to qualify an initiated state statute for the…

  • Mike Flood wins Republican primary in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District

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    With 76% of the vote, state Sen. Mike Flood defeated four other candidates on May 10 to win the Republican nomination for Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District. This was the first contested Republican primary in the district since 2014 and the first after former incumbent Jeff Fortenberry (R) was found guilty in a federal campaign finance…