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Budget released in Nebraska legislature

Posted: 03/05/13 08:48

A preliminary budget has been released by the Legislature's Appropriations Committee, with a few sizeable disagreements with the governor.
Appropriations Committee Chairman Heath Mello of Omaha says the committee isn't convinced the University of Nebraska system should get the increase the governor has proposed in an exchange for a promise not to increase tuition. The committee also includes a 97,000,000 payment to the state retirement system the governor's budget left out...and includes money to reduce the waiting list for services to developmental disabled children. The legislature also has not included a $47,000,000 transfer from cash reserves to build a veterans home in central Nebraska.