(Neb)-Ricketts Vetoes Two Bills
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed two bills yesterday that were passed in the final days of this year's legislative session, which ended last Friday and gives lawmakers no chance for an override.
One of the vetoed bills vetoed allowed a special University of Nebraska committee to develop a plan to get as many people as possible to participate in the 2020 Census.
Ricketts said it gave inappropriate authority to a single program with no guidance, parameters, duties or goals - and noted that many local government and organizations already have "Complete Count" committees in place.
The second vetoed bill reduced taxes on military housing, a policy Ricketts liked but was told by Attorney General Doug Peterson's office that it's likely unconstitutional.
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