OMAHA (AP) - Nebraska voters have decided to create a constitutional right to hunt and fish in the state. Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha sponsored the hunting measure that was approved by voters Tuesday.
Pirsch says he was motivated by concerns over animal rights groups that had challenged hunting rights elsewhere. Nebraskans have also approved a measure that adds campaign misdeeds to the reasons elected officials can be impeached. Before Tuesday's vote, elected officials could only be impeached for actions they took while in office. The measure was placed on ballot by the Legislature.