Nebraska lawmakers are debating a bill that would have the state apply for a federal grant to increase the number of elderly people living in their own homes.
But senators failed to reach a vote on the measure, and are expected to resume debate on Wednesday.
The measure by Sen. Kate Bolz would direct the state to spend $8.5 million to qualify for $36 million in federal aid for existing home and community-based services. Services include adult day care or respite services.
Some lawmakers say they're concerned about the cost. Bolz says she expects the cost of the bill to decrease after a review of the bill on Friday.
The bill would also create a task force to examine the needs of the state's aging population.