Vets Home Relocation Bill Dies in Legislature

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A bill inspired by the decision to relocate a Nebraska state veterans home has died in the Legislature, even though it only would have applied to future projects.

Lawmakers voted 13-17 in favor of the measure on Monday. The measure would have required a legislative review of any proposal to move a state service or agency from one community to another, if the cost was $15 million or more.

The original measure by Sen. Mike Gloor, of Grand Island, could have been applied to the decision to move the Central Nebraska Veterans Home from Grand Island to Kearney.

Supporters say the current selection process pits cities against one another. But opponents countered that the bill would have lawmakers picking winners and losers for projects.

KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email :
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 253295361 -
Gray Television, Inc.