Agreement reached on aid for Nebraska families, despite veto

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he has reached a compromise with a state senator over a proposed increase in government aid for low-income families.

The announcement on Monday came four days after the Republican governor vetoed the increase, which he described as well-intentioned but unsustainable.

The bill by Sen. Kathy Campbell of Lincoln would increase monthly payments to families participating in the Aid to Dependent Children program.

Under current law, a family of two gets $293 a month plus $71 for each additional person. Formula changes under the bill would increase the average payment by $112 a month.

Ricketts says in a press release that based on the agreement, Campbell will not try to override his veto.

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