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Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:15 am

LINCOLN (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers voted Tuesday to override Gov. Dave Heineman’s vetoes of state budget items, including funding for courtyard fountains and a new heating system at the Capitol.

The 37-11 vote came days after Heineman, a Republican, announced that he had trimmed $65 million from the Legislature’s updated budget package. Heineman singled out the $2.5 million fountain project as a less important priority than state-funded property tax relief.

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