State Lawmakers Prepare for Veto Override Votes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Nebraska lawmakers are convening for the final day of this year's session, and will try to override Gov. Dave Heineman's vetoes of at least four controversial bills.

Lawmakers will meet Wednesday for their 60th day of the session.

They are expected to attempt veto overrides on four bills.

One measure would allow machine bets on previously run horse races.

Another would allow cities to increase their sales tax rates with voter approval.

A third would create a grant program for schools to create health centers.

And the fourth would restore taxpayer-funded prenatal care to low-income women, including illegal immigrants.

Lawmakers need 30 votes on each bill to override.

The prenatal care and sales tax bills both garnered enough votes for an override, if the support holds.

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