On February 13, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman vetoed LD 39. LD 39 made it illegal for non-residents of Nebraska to circulate any petitions in Nebraska. It also made it illegal for anyone to pay anyone on a per-signature basis for petitioning. Heineman is a Republican. He is very popular; he was elected in November 2006 with 73.4% of the vote.
There is a danger that the unicameral State Senate will override the Governor’s veto. The original vote was 31-14, with 4 Senators not voting. If you live in Nebraska, please ask your State Senator to uphold the veto. Thanks to Sean Haugh for this news. UPDATE: the vote on whether the Governor’s veto will be overriden is set for Tuesday, February 19.