Nebraska 2008 ballot measures

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Two statewide ballot questions were on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Nebraska.

In a year that started with four initiative petitions circulating, only one, the Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative (NCRI) was able to collect enough signatures to be placed on the November 4, 2008 ballot.[1][2]

Key facts

  • With one initiative on the 2008 ballot, the historical total of Nebraska initiatives through the 2008 elections comes to sixty-four.[3]
  • The passage earlier in 2008 of Nebraska Legislative Bill 39 overriding a gubernatorial veto reduces the likelihood that initiatives will appear on Nebraska ballots in years to come.

National overview

On the ballot

May 13

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Amendment 1 Administration of government Permits certain cities to invest public endowment funds in the same manner as would a prudent investor. Approveda

November 4

Type Title Subject Description Result
CICA Initiative 424 Affirmative action Prohibits race- and gender-based admissions and hiring decisions. Approveda
LRCA Amendment 1 Administration of government Would allow funds for municipal economic development to come from sources other than general taxes, if local voters approve Defeatedd

Initiatives/referenda that did not make 2008 ballot

Type Title Subject Description
CISS Use Public Power Initiative Business regulation Eliminate ban preventing public power companies from offering telecommunications technology.
CISS No Annexation Without a Vote Administration of government Prevent municipalities from annexing a city or village without approval from the voters in the city or village to be annexed.
CISS Detachment and Reestablishment Initiative Administration of government Authorizes a municipality which had been annexed in the past 5 years to seek detachment from the annexing entity.
VR State Fair Referendum - Challenging law moving state fair from Lincoln to Grand Island

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