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Gov. Ricketts: Vote to strip pro-life language from state budget is "appalling"

Posted: 9:28 PM, Feb 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-12 22:28:41-05
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Less than a year ago, Nebraska Legislature voted for pro-life language in the state's budget--now, it seems they have changed their mind.

Tuesday, Gov. Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Nebraska Legislature's Appropriations Committee had voted to cut key pro-life language from the state's budget.

Read the full statement from Gov. Ricketts' press release here:

“Less than a year ago, the Legislature stood with Nebraskans and voted for a pro-life budget. Given what’s going on in New York and Virginia, the decision to strip the pro-life language out of this year’s budget is especially appalling. I urge the committee to reconsider this initial vote, because how the state spends taxpayer dollars has deep implications for the dignity of human life and Nebraska’s core values.”