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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman used his power of the line-item veto Tuesday to cut $200,000 from the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha this summer. The money would have been used for promotional and visitors activities at the event.
The $200,000 expenditure was part of the larger spending bill, LB-194.
The governor said, “At this time, with limited funding available for the budget bills and appropriation bills, funding for a golf tournament is not a priority use of taxpayer dollars.”
Heineman also argued that the event is heavily supported by the private sector and experiencing record ticket sales.
He is urging state senators to sustain his veto.