(Neb.) - Veto stands on Neb. school health centers bill
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska lawmakers have failed to override Gov. Dave Heineman's veto of a proposed grant program to help build school health centers.
Lawmakers voted 27-22 Wednesday to override the veto - three votes short of the 30 required.
Heineman said in a letter to lawmakers that the measure would have improperly used state lottery proceeds, which can only be spent for education purposes. He also says such school health facilities already exist at the community level, and should remain a local responsibility.
The bill would have allocated $200,000 a year for competitive school district grants to create the health clinics.
Omaha Sen. Brenda Council filed a motion to reconsider the vote, but the effort was defeated.
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