Nebraska Economic Development Funding Amendment, Amendment 1 (2010)
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- See also: 2010 ballot measure election results
|Amendment 1 (Economic Development Funding)|
Official results via Nebraska Secretary of State.
Text of measure
The ballot title of the proposed amendment read as follows:
A constitutional amendment to change the powers of municipalities relating to fund sources for economic or industrial development.
- The Grand Island City Council passed a resolution to support the measure on October 26, 2010, but did, however, express worries over the measure. According to Councilman Scott Dugan, "When it comes to the utility departments, I think back to not too many years ago when we had this frightening mercury issue come up that was going to cost us $30-plus-million dollars to renovate our (coal-fired power) plant to meet these standards. We don't know what standards are going to come down and that (utility department ) cash may be needed."
There was no known opposing campaign for Amendment 1.
- The Lincoln Journal Star recommended a 'yes' vote on the measure, stating, "The existing law on local economic development has produced notable successes, such as the Cargill plant in Blair and the Excel plan in Nebraska City. With more tools, there will be more economic development success stories. We recommend a vote for Amendment 1."
Path to the ballot
The measure was introduced to the Nebraska Legislature on January 20, 2010 and was sent to the Urban Affairs Committee on January 22, 2010. The measure was then approved by the legislature on March 26, 2010. 60% of the members of the Nebraska State Legislature must vote for a proposed amendment to be placed on the ballot. Nebraska is one of nine states that allows a referred amendment to go on the ballot after a 60% supermajority vote in one session.
- Nebraska sample ballot with language of proposed amendments in English
- Nebraska sample ballot with language of proposed amendments in Spanish
- Elections page
- Nebraska Legislature Official Page
- Amendments deserve full consideration
- Nebraska Legislature, "LR297CA"
- Nebraska Secretary of State, "Constitutional Amendments," accessed September 24, 2010
- The Grand Island Independent, "Council supports Amendment 1," October 26, 2010
- Lincoln Journal Star, "Editorial, 10/16: Vote yes on amendments," October 16, 2010
- Nebraska Legislature, "LR297CA - Constitutional amendment to change the powers of municipalities relating to fund sources for economic or industrial development"
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