Overrides Knock Down Governor's Vetoes

Nebraska’s fiscal pendulum was swinging again on Tuesday and it knocked a few dollars in Omaha’s direction.

State lawmakers overrode all of Governor Heineman’s vetoes from last Saturday.

As a result of that, the City of Omaha will see some relief from the $2 billion sewer separation project now under way.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said the $1.1 million will help chip away at the cost.

“If there's any help we can get from the legislature, no matter how large or how small, it's just sending the right message that we are looking at anything we can to reduce the burden on our citizens of Omaha."

The governor had originally vetoed the plan saying it was the local government's responsibility to capture the costs.

The legislature’s overrides also restored money earmarked for completion of fountains at the capitol and for fixing the heating and air conditioning system in the capitol building.

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