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Veto Challenge

The motion by Lincoln Sen. Kathy Campbell has been placed on
Thursday's legislative agenda.

Heineman announced Tuesday that he had vetoed Campbell's bill
(LB600) and an unrelated measure (LB204) to require blood-lead
screening for children entering kindergarten. Both vetoes were
Heineman's first for this session.

Campbell's bill would allow nursing homes to raise additional
federal matching funds to offset likely cuts in Medicaid rates. Heineman said he vetoed the measure because it would increase taxes on nursing home patients.

Omaha Sen. Brenda Council, who introduced the blood-lead
screening bill, has said she also will challenge Heineman's veto.


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