By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

The petition process is alive and well in Nebraska


August 3, 2023

Grassroots government is thriving in Nebraska.

There are eight petitions circulating with hopes of making the 2024 General Election ballot, according to Secretary of State Bob Evnen. The action is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gives people the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

From the old familiar legalizing medical marijuana to an exemption of grocery items from sales tax, various groups or individuals are seeking the signatures of registered voters to support their causes. Evnen’s office will eventually consider wha...

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