Plan to fund parks with vehicle fees runs out of gas
Kansan Keith Bunselmeyer looks over the Platte River from the top of the observation tower at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park in 2009. A proposal to tack $7 onto Nebraska motor vehicle registrations found opponents in the Legislature on Wednesday.
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — The idea of charging Nebraska motorists $7 to help pay for state parks has exited the legislative freeway.
The bill's sponsor, Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln, said he probably had the 25 votes to advance LB 362, but not the 30 to override a probable veto by the governor. So he announced Wednesday that he would try to work out a compromise before asking that it be debated further later in the session.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 am.