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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Nebraska Governor Donates Another $100,000 To Death Penalty Fight

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts
Gov. Pete Ricketts has again donated to a group trying to save Nebraska's death penalty.

A monthly financial statement released Friday by Nebraskans for the Death Penalty shows Ricketts donated $100,000 in July, matching his $100,000 June donation for a total of $200,000.

In all, the group raised nearly $400,000 in cash in July. The largest donation came from the conservative, Washington-based Judicial Crisis Network, which gave $200,000.

Nebraskans for the Death Penalty is overseeing a petition drive to put the death penalty issue on the 2016 ballot. 

That effort began after Nebraska lawmakers abolished the death penalty last spring despite the governor's veto. 

Death penalty opponents have launched their own campaign, Nebraskans for Public Safety, urging voters not to sign.

Source: The Associated Press, August 1, 2015

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