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Gov. Ricketts Vetoes $11 Million in Spending to Protect the Budget

Media Contacts:

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts Vetoes $11 Million in Spending to Protect the Budget

Veto message here. Audio here.

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed $11 million in spending out of the state budget citing the state’s continued decline in revenues in recent months.  The Governor returned LB330e to the Legislature with his signature and with a line-item reduction.

“I have vetoed $11 million in spending intended for the Capitol Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems Replacement Project.  The HVAC Project is an important priority, however, our current fiscal situation does not warrant this large General Fund expenditure.  Sufficient funding will remain to keep the project on schedule and the financing of the HVAC Project can be revisited in the next legislative session.”

A copy of the Governor’s full veto message can be found here:  LB330e Veto Message.pdf

The Governor has until Monday evening to consider the remainder of the budget bills.

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