Amendment 1 passes in Nebraska Primary Election

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May 12, 2010

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LINCOLN, Nebraska: Nebraska voters decided the fate of Amendment 1 on May 11, 2010, approving the measure, according to unofficial election results from the Nebraska Secretary of State's website. As of 12:38 a.m. CST, and with only a 24% voter turnout, signs pointed to the enactment of the measure, with 52% of voters voting for the proposed amendment.[1]

Amendment 1 will allow nonprofit agencies to use tax-free bonds for certain construction projects and equipment needs. Also, cities and counties could issue the tax-free bonds on behalf of the nonprofits seeking them. Bonds would have to be repaid by the nonprofit using them and tax money would not be able to be used to repay the bonds.[2]

The measure was referred to the ballot by the Nebraska Legislature. By the opinion of the Nebraska Attorney General, and by the actions of the Nebraska Secretary of State John A. Gale, the measure was later removed from the ballot. However, on March 12, 2010, the measure was again placed on the ballot, this time under a revised proposal, filed as LR 295 CA.[3][4]

Unofficial election results, via the Secretary of State's website, can be viewed here

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