Nebraska State Senator Proposes Mini-Sovereign States for Corporations
Oh boy. A Republican state senator is proposing a constitutional amendment in my state to make in sparsely-populated areas (read: where I live) sovereign mini-states for corporations to avoid regulations and taxes for “economic development.” This seems like an even worse idea than sovereign citizens: Sovereign Corporations
Senator Proposes Sovereignty as a Way to Economic Development (more at the Lincoln, Nebr. Journal-Star):
Schumacher’s resolution (LR269CA) proposes a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to delegate complete or partial sovereignty over a designated, limited and sparsely-settled area of the state for not to exceed 99 years.
That could tempt major enterprises that might be attracted by the prospect of no city or state taxes and no local or state regulations, [Sen. Paul] Schumacher [R-Columbus] said.
“A major global company or coalition could have their own development in the center of the country,” he said.
“If I were a major business, I would not want Omaha or Lincoln or Des Moines (Iowa) telling me what to do,” he said.
Economic development opportunities in Nebraska outside of Omaha and Lincoln have become limited, Schumacher said, especially in smaller towns and sparsely-settled counties that are experiencing population and economic decline.
His proposal would confine the grant of sovereignty to one area of the state not to exceed 36 square miles in area and a population density of 10 persons per square mile.
(more at the Journal-Star)