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Nebraska 2008 General Election Ballot Measures

 

Civil Rights Initiative

Summary: An amendment prohibiting the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, public education or public contracting.

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Municipal Economic Development Amendment

Summary: Would amend the section of the constituion pertaining to municipal economic development. The constitution currently limits the source of revenue that cities and villages are allowed to use for economic development projects to only funds that are raised from general taxes. The amendment would allow the use of different sources of revenue other than solely general taxes.

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