When ballot access was denied, the group hired a lawyer to take him to the state’s highest court.
Arguments were heard earlier in the week and the court issued its opinion on Thursday, which ruled that the petition did not violate the single subject rule. The decision was taken in a timely manner as Friday is the deadline for the November vote.
“The Secretary of State is required by law to issue a decision whether the petition of the initiative is legally sufficient,” Evnen wrote in a statement visiting poker88. “I did my best to make the decision on time… Today the Supreme Court issued its decision regarding this petition. I respect the rule of law and I will declare a vote in accordance with the Court order. “
If voters take the initiative in this fall’s vote, casino and sports betting will take effect.
Nebraska is currently one of only 10 states with no casinos within its borders, joining Alaska, Hawaii, Georgia, Utah, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Virginia and Vermont. Virginia will be removed from that list eventually as the state passed a law earlier this year that would allow brick and mortar casinos in the state.