Heineman: Grand Island should accept loss of veterans home
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - Gov. Dave Heineman says he understands Grand Island's disappointment over the loss of its veterans home - but that the city needs to accept it. Heineman responded to questions last week during Husker Harvest Days about how Kearney was awarded a new $121 million veterans home that will replace the outdated facility in Grand Island. Heineman says bids of the four cities that sought the project can be found online. But some say scoring on the bids doesn't make sense. Grand Island state Sen. Mike Gloor said he was shocked to see that Grand Island and Kearney had the same score for available workforce. He says Grand Island should have scored higher since it already has a veterans home workforce.