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Governor Heineman vetoes $65 million from budget

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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.
Heineman says he wants lawmakers to put an additional $25 million to pay for property tax relief, saying it needs to be a bigger priority.

Lawmakers have already agreed to a $25 million increase in the state's property tax credit fund, which would increase the total amount to $140 million.

Heineman says state senators have promised property tax relief to Nebraskans and he hopes they act quickly.
"For the past year Nebraskans were very clear in telling the legislature's tax modernization committee that their biggest concern was high property taxes. Providing property tax relief is a more important priority than funding fountains at the state capital courtyards that are rarely used," said Heineman.
Despite all his vetoes, Heineman says he agrees with senators on many proposals within the nearly $8 billion, two-year budget.

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