- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Pete Ricketts says he will veto a bill that would allow state employees to receive per diem reimbursement for travel costs instead of reporting their actual expenses.

Ricketts said Thursday that he will work with State Auditor Charlie Janssen on a compromise proposal to be introduced in next year’s session. Janssen’s office introduced the bill to make various changes to how his office works.

Ricketts says the bill includes several good-government provisions, but needs additional vetting to achieve the auditor’s goal of reducing bureaucratic paperwork. He says additional vetting will help clarify how much the measure could cost the state.

The governor says he plans to veto the bill on Friday.

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The bill is LB935

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