Government
8:08 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Neb. Gov. Heineman vetoes $65 million from budget

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has vetoed $65 million from this year's state budget, and is calling on lawmakers to put more toward property tax relief.

The Republican governor announced his line-item vetoes on Saturday.

Heineman called on lawmakers to put an additional $25 million to pay for property tax relief, saying it ought to be a larger priority this year. Lawmakers have already agreed to a $25 million increase in the state's property tax credit fund, which would increase the total annual amount to $140 million.

Despite the vetoes, Heineman says he agreed with senators on many proposals within the nearly $8 billion, two-year budget.

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