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Governor Ricketts' cuts affect those with disabilites

If Tuesday's veto stands, $1.4 million will be cut
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Posted at 4:21 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 17:21:53-04

Nebraska programs to help the disabled are facing a 2.2 percent budget cut as part of a $45 million veto by Governor Pete Ricketts Tuesday.

Lawmakers rejected overrides of the governor’s budget vetoes and fell three votes short to restore $32.4 million dollars for funding.

 

These funds go to organizations like Mosaic, which serves the intellectually disabled by providing services to help them improve their lives.

 

The organization says these cuts could have a direct impact on people living with disabilities because they will be forced to cut back on programming.

 

If Tuesday's veto stands, $1.4 million will be cut in total for programs for those with disabilities. Overall, Ricketts has issued budget vetoes totaling $56 million.