Omaha Mayor Faces First Recall Vote since 1987

Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 07:14 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

OMAHA, Neb. — Voters in Omaha, Neb., are heading to the polls to decide whether Mayor Jim Suttle should keep his job.

Polls open at 8 a.m. in the city's first mayoral recall election since 1987. The first returns are expected as voting ends at 8 p.m.

Suttle is a Democratic former city councilman and public works director who took over the city's top job in spring 2009.

In seeking his ouster, the recall group cites "excessive taxes, broken promises and union deals that cost taxpayers millions and threaten Omaha's economic future."

But Suttle says he has turned the city's finances around, eliminating a projected $12.4 million shortfall in last year's budget to end 2010 with a $3.3 million surplus.

If the recall fails, Suttle can't face another recall attempt for one year.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Florida Judge Approves State Congressional Maps Drawn by GOP

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 16:36 PM

A Florida judge on Friday approved the new congressional maps recently redrawn by Republican legislative leaders, ruling . . .

Perry Building 2016 Momentum in Wake of Indictment

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 15:59 PM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is facing the criminal charges he faces in his home state head-on, and political experts say that  . . .

Libertarian Could Force Runoff in Georgia Senate Race

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 14:41 PM

Republican David Perdue is leading Democrat Michelle Nunn in the Georgia Senate race, but Libertarian Party candidate Am . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved