death penalty

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is defending his $100,000 donation to a group that's leading a ballot drive to save the death penalty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that opposes Nebraska's death penalty petition drive has released two television ads urging voters not to sign a petition that seeks to put the issue on the 2016 ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters can expect to hear a lot about the death penalty this summer from influential people in their communities, from their local church pastor to the county sheriff.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska death penalty supporters have expanded the coalition that is seeking to place the issue on the 2016 general election ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group that wants to put Nebraska's death penalty on the 2016 ballot has hired a consultant to help circulate petitions before an August 27th deadline.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A ballot campaign to preserve Nebraska's death penalty will be led by an Omaha state lawmaker and the state treasurer.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Death penalty supporters have announced a new referendum campaign to place the issue before voters following last week's legislative vote to abolish capital punishment.

A UNO political scientist says the Unicameral’s vote Wednesday abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is “hugely significant.”

Attorney General Doug Peterson says he’ll seek a court order to resolve whether the state can carry out the sentences of Nebraska’s 10 death row inmates.

Nebraska will now be the 19th state in the U.S. without the death penalty.