Nebraska state budget headed to final vote in Legislature

May 15, 2019 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new two-year state budget is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

Lawmakers advanced the mainline budget Wednesday through the second of three required votes.

The $9.3 billion budget includes additional money for expanding Medicaid, K-12 schools, construction of new prison space and property tax credits.

The vote came one day after the budget bill stalled amid opposition from some conservative lawmakers who mounted a filibuster. The bill was placed back on Wednesday’s agenda and advanced on a 40-7 vote.