Nebraska Legislature moves forward on bill to make Juneteenth a state holiday

Nebraska Legislature moves forward on bill to make Juneteenth a state holiday

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Nebraska may well have a new state holiday before long. Monday


OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Nebraska may well have a new state holiday before long.

Monday afternoon, the Nebraska Legislature unanimously gave initially-round acceptance to LB-29. The monthly bill would make Juneteenth a point out vacation and exchange the existing Arbor Day condition holiday getaway.

Condition Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha launched the bill. He says Juneteenth tells an American tale and honors African Individuals who fought in the Civil War.

“Juneteenth is important simply because it honors the soldiers that fought for our flexibility,” Wayne reported. “In fact, these soldiers staked their life and their fortunes for their region. Frequently it was a state, at that time, that did not even identify them as free of charge.”

Supporters say that due to the fact Juneteenth was recently produced a federal holiday break, there would be no financial impact on the state if the monthly bill passes.

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