Legislature To Decide How To Spend Rescue Dollars Next Session
With redistricting efforts now complete, the next item we are keeping our eye on in the Nebraska legislature will be how lawmakers intend to spend close to a billion dollars they received as part of the American rescue plan passed by the federal government.
Sen. John Stinner, chair of the Appropriations Committee, said the state has already gotten an estimated $520 million dollars, and is expecting to get another $520 million.
Stinner said Gov. Pete Ricketts will submit legislation for how to spend the money in January, and the Appropriations Committee will then shape a recommendation for consideration by the full Legislature.