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Mon May 1, 2017, 04:49 AM

Abortion becomes hot topic as Nebraska legislators give first-round OK to budget bill

LINCOLN Abortion politics claimed center stage Tuesday as Nebraska lawmakers delved into their second day of budget debate.

At issue was language aimed at steering family planning funds away from Planned Parenthood, a change made possible by federal legislation passed last week.

That debate occurred even as lawmakers got word that the state budget gap had grown again, this time by about $55 million.

The increase was the result of new, more pessimistic tax revenue projections issued by a state board for the period ending June 30, 2019.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/news/legislature/abortion-becomes-hot-topic-as-nebraska-legislators-give-first-round/article_d2d79667-b866-5c5f-9d00-2c8099a66f7e.html

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