by Mickey McLean
Posted 5/27/15, 06:12 pm
Senators in Nebraska’s one-house legislature voted 30-19 Wednesday to eliminate capital punishment in the state, overriding the veto of Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.
The vote makes Nebraska the first traditionally conservative state to eliminate capital punishment since North Dakota in 1973, as it joins 18 other states and the District of Columbia in banning the death penalty.