Heineman Vetoes $65 Million from Budget, Wants $25 Million to Property Tax Relief
Governor Heineman has vetoed $65 million from this year's state budget, and is calling on lawmakers to put an additional $25 million to pay for property tax relief, saying it ought to be a larger priority this year. Lawmakers have already agreed to a $25 million increase in the state's property tax credit fund, which would increase the total annual amount to $140 million. Despite the vetoes, Governor Heineman says he agreed with senators on many proposals within the nearly $8 billion, 2-year budget. Lawmakers have 9 working days left in the Legislative session.