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   from the issue of October 26, 2006

Initiative information posted online

aculty are helping educate Nebraska voters.

Briefing papers about several ballot initiatives that will be before voters Nov. 7 were prepared by UNL faculty and posted on the Web through the Department of Agricultural Economics. The online resource,, provides information on three initiatives:

• Initiative 421, which allows voters to decide whether to amend the Nebraska County and City Lottery Act to allow video keno gaming devices;

• Initiative 422, which allows voters to decide whether to repeal a 2005 statute dissolving Class I school districts; and

• Initiative 423, which allows voters to decide whether to impose a constitutional amendment limiting state government spending.

Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist and one of the authors of the papers, stressed that the publications are meant to be informational, not to advocate one side or another. The papers provide background information on the issues, the specific ballot language and a summary of pro and con views.

"The university has a longstanding tradition of providing education information on key ballot issues for Nebraska voters," Lubben said. "We're providing a fair, factual and balanced discussion of the issue as a public service to Nebraska citizens."



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