4 Nebraska cities engage in bidding war for $121M state veterans home
The current state veterans home in Grand Island. State Sen. Mike Gloor, a former Grand Island hospital administrator, began the push four years ago to replace the existing home. He said he was distressed by the condition of the buildings at the facility, some of which date to the 1880s.The new home will be a 225-bed facility that will provide 350 good-paying jobs.
Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — Like a high-stakes poker game, four central Nebraska cities laid down their cards Tuesday in a bidding contest for a new $121 million state veterans home.
City councils in Kearney and Hastings held last-minute meetings to sweeten and finalize their offers just prior to an afternoon deadline. Representatives from North Platte hand-delivered a new, more lucrative proposal.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:00 am.