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By Steve Erdman
District 47 Senator 

Straight Talk With Steve: Overriding Vetos


Last week the Legislature voted to override Gov. Rickett’s vetoes on three bills: LB 108, LB 147 and LB 306. LB 108 and LB 306 expand Nebraska’s welfare benefits, while LB 147 requires the State to take over management of the Omaha Public School’s teacher pension plan.

So, today I would like to explain why the Legislature was wrong to override the Governor’s vetoes on these three bills.

LB 108 is nothing more than smoke and mirrors. The bill raises the gross income limit for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from 130 percent of the federal poverty rate to 165...

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