budget http://kios.org en Douglas County approves new fiscal year budget http://kios.org/post/douglas-county-approves-new-fiscal-year-budget-0 <p>Douglas County’s new fiscal year budget includes additional funding for mental health support services. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:16:09 +0000 Katie Knapp Schubert 49614 at http://kios.org Nebraska lawmakers vote to override budget vetoes http://kios.org/post/nebraska-lawmakers-vote-override-budget-vetoes <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have voted to override Gov. Dave Heineman's vetoes of state budget items, including funding for courtyard fountains and a new heating system at the Capitol. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:42:12 +0000 Associated Press 45073 at http://kios.org Neb. Gov. Heineman vetoes $65 million from budget http://kios.org/post/neb-gov-heineman-vetoes-65-million-budget <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has vetoed $65 million from this year's state budget, and is calling on lawmakers to put more toward property tax relief. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:08:18 +0000 Associated Press 44986 at http://kios.org Lawmakers approve $7.8 billion budget package http://kios.org/post/lawmakers-approve-78-billion-budget-package <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers have approved a $7.8 billion budget package with additional state aid for property tax relief. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:30:13 +0000 Associated Press 44652 at http://kios.org Funding bill for Neb. property tax credit advances http://kios.org/post/funding-bill-neb-property-tax-credit-advances <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — New funding for Nebraska property tax relief, water projects and state park renovations has cleared a key vote in the Legislature. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:59:06 +0000 Associated Press 44027 at http://kios.org Neb. budget debate focused on taxes, fountains http://kios.org/post/neb-budget-debate-focused-taxes-fountains <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are squabbling over how much money to put into a state fund that helps reduce property taxes, and whether to pay $2.5 million for bronze fountains at the Capitol. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:02:50 +0000 Associated Press 44008 at http://kios.org Legislative leaders: budget shows government works http://kios.org/post/legislative-leaders-budget-shows-government-works <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 15px;"><p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Legislative leaders say they agreed before the current session started to arrive at broad budget figures on which Republicans and Democrats could agree to prove that divided state government can work.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:44:42 +0000 Associated Press 43816 at http://kios.org Auditor says Iowa budget relies on surplus dollars http://kios.org/post/auditor-says-iowa-budget-relies-surplus-dollars <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px;"><p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Auditor Mary Mosiman says the governor's budget proposal uses surplus fund dollars to cover some expenses, a practice she says taxpayers should be aware of.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:24:26 +0000 Associated Press 42738 at http://kios.org Increase in Nebraska school funding advances http://kios.org/post/increase-nebraska-school-funding-advances <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's K-12 public schools would receive an additional $35.7 million in state equalization aid under a bill that won first-round approval in the Legislature. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:33:06 +0000 Associated Press 42524 at http://kios.org Gov. Heineman to call for $370M to $500M in tax cuts http://kios.org/post/gov-heineman-call-370m-500m-tax-cuts <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman will call for $370 million to $500 million in tax cuts in his annual State of the State address to lawmakers. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:56:01 +0000 Associated Press 41575 at http://kios.org