Neb. casino gambling proposal to stay in committee

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - A proposed ballot measure to allow casino gambling in Nebraska isn't going anywhere this year.

The Legislature's General Affairs Committee opted not to take action on the proposed constitutional amendment. The measure by Sen. Russ Karpisek of Wilber would have put the question on the November ballot.

The measure would have allocated half of the state gambling-tax revenue to property tax relief, 25 percent to K-12 education, 12 percent to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and 12 percent to water projects. One percent would have gone into a state assistance fund for compulsive gamblers.

It also would have required community approval when a casino was proposed.

Nebraska voters last rejected casino gambling in 2004.

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The measure is LR416CA

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