Gov. Dave Heineman says the 126 year old veterans’ home in Grand Island needs to be replaced. He says veterans’ don’t have private rooms or private restrooms and they deserve more.
Governor Heineman says there is policy in place that requires transparantcy and bids need to be taken if a project is over $50-thousand. This is a $100-million project.
Several other cities have shown interest in bidding for the facility which raises a lot of concern for residents of Grand Island who now fear they may lose their job. Heineman agrees with the bidding process as it gives other cities a chance to compete but Grand Island remains in the “drivers seat” as the veterans’ home has been located there for many years.