Nebraska could get emergency stimulus money

Nebraska will get $128 million from an emergency stimulus package — of the Governor accepts the money.

The money is expected to get final approval next week.  Governor Dave Heineman isn't saying whether he will. Spokeswoman Ashley Cradduck says the governor wants to wait until the bill's final approval because he doesn't yet know its specifics.

About $59 million of the $128 million would be for education. A national teachers union estimates it would help save about 1,000 jobs in Nebraska. About $69 million would go to Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income residents.

Karen Kilgarin is spokeswoman for the Nebraska State Education Association. She said Friday that she isn't worried that Heineman hasn't made a decision, saying he's being prudent.