Gov. Ricketts signs budget with flood relief, scholarships

Pete Ricketts
Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 18:49:34-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has signed an updated, $9.3 billion state budget with new money for 2019 flood relief and career scholarships for the University of Nebraska and state colleges.

Ricketts approved the two-year spending plan with no line-item vetoes. In a statement, he praised lawmakers for their work crafting it.

Lawmakers approved an additional $83.6 million earlier this year for the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The legislative session is set to end next week, and lawmakers still have to give final approval to a package that would help lower property taxes.