Nebraska state budget headed toward final vote

A new two-year state budget is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

The unicameral advanced a mainline budget Wednesday through the second of three required votes.

The $.9.3 billion budget includes additional money for expanding Medicaid, K-12 schools, construction of new prison space and property tax credits.

The vote came just a day after the budget bill stalled after opposition from some conservative lawmakers, who mounted a fillibuster.

The bill was placed back on Wednesday’s agenda and advanced on a 40-7 vote.

If it passes the final round, it heads to the governor’s desk for approval.


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