Governor: It’s going to take Nebraska grit

5 Apr 2017

YORK – With the governor’s budget modification bill on the floor of the legislature this week . . . and passage likely . . . the state’s budget will be back in balance despite an approximate $900 revenue shortfall.

This week, while visiting York, Governor Pete Ricketts said cuts had to be made and it will take “Nebraska grit” to keep spending down in the long-term.

“We have to control spending to hold our budget in balance,” Ricketts said. “This budget is important because it sets the path for the next budget for the next biennium.”

The governor says spending could grow at 1.5 percent and 1.9 percent (the second year) and the state could still continue to provide services that are needed.”

And he repeated his main theme in that “we do not have to raise taxes.”

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