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.