Bill to let state issue road construction bonds comes up short
State Sen. Rick Kolowski, left, Sen. Annette Dubas and Sen. Sue Crawford listen to debate on Thursday. LB 1092, bill to allow the state to issue highway construction bonds, failed to obtain the 30 votes it needed to pass. The vote was 28-16. Dubas of Fullerton, the bill’s sponsor, decided against filing a motion to reconsider the vote.
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Nebraska will keep paying with cash rather than credit when it comes to roads.
A bill allowing the state to issue highway construction bonds failed Thursday to obtain the 30 votes it needed to pass on final reading. The vote was 28-16, but the Nebraska Constitution requires a three-fifths majority before the state can take on debt for road construction.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:00 am.