206. Nebraska Nice: The Politics of Gambling, Taxes, and Anti-Indigenous Rhetoric
For our first episode which is explicitly about gaming or gambling, Scott sat down with the organizers behind the three separate ballot initiatives to bring gaming & gambling to six sites in the state of Nebraska which already have race tracks for horse racing. Discussion includes the roller coaster campaign to gather signatures during the covid-19 and the politics of the opposition to which includes racist, anti-indigenous fear-mongering and interference from the State’s Governor and Secretary of State.
Read more about the ballot initiatives here:
Nebraska Initiative 429, Authorize Laws for Gambling at Racetracks Amendment (2020)
Nebraska Initiative 430, Authorizing Gambling at Racetracks Initiative (2020)
Nebraska Initiative 431, Tax on Gambling at Racetracks Initiative (2020)