Christmas shopping is done, presents wrapped, strings attached
Christmas is coming; can the next session of the Nebraska Legislature be far behind? Would you believe Jan. 3, 2017?
The Governor has done his pre-legislative shopping. He spent something in the neighborhood of $70,000 of his own money directly on legislative seats and another $130,000 or so on the Republican Party to use on legislative races. Then there’s the $300,000 he paid for a referendum that ultimately put the death penalty back on the books.
That’s a half million dollars. Sure, it’s his money and he can do what he wants to with it. It was a massive precedent-setting move. Let’s hope he got what he bought. Six senators who should toe the line and the opportunity to kill the 10 people currently on death row.
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