Historic horse racing filibuster stretches into next week

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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A filibuster will continue next week on a proposed constitutional amendment seeking to legalize historic horse racing in Nebraska after opponents failed to move the measure to the end of the session.

Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, an opponent of gambling, filed the motion Thursday to delay action on the proposed amendment until May 30, five days before the end of the session. Had his motion carried, the proposal would have likely been dead for the year.

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