Debate will continue
Thursday, Governor Heineman vetoed LB245 and LB245A. His reasoning was that it lacked enough funding and was virtually an unfunded mandate from the state and hence, would place a burden on citizens and communities with increased property taxes levied to pay for the fluoridation. That is true of course, and enough to veto this legislation; but the health hazards coupled with the lack of promised benefits resulting from fluoridation of public water systems should be paramount!
Sen. Preister was the only one arguing against the overide of the Governor's veto. Sen. Christensen and just a handful of other senators had spoken against the bill earlier in the session. The Unicameral voted to overide the Governor's veto. The fluoride debate will continue ...
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