Nebraska state budget headed to final vote in Legislature

May 16, 2019


A new two-year state budget is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

Lawmakers advanced the mainline budget Wednesday through the second of three required votes.

The $9.3 billion budget includes additional money for expanding Medicaid, K-12 sc

 hools, construction of new prison space and property tax credits.

The vote came one day after the budget bill stalled amid opposition from some conservative lawmakers who mounted a filibuster. The bill was placed back on Wednesday's agenda and advanced on a 40-7 vote.