LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers are preparing for a tight budget in next year's session, with a projected $110 million revenue shortfall that could force them to cut services or tap the state's rainy-day fund.

A two-year federal budget deal is awaiting President Obama’s signature.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A panel of state budget experts is lowering Iowa revenue projections for the current fiscal year.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State Auditor Mary Mosiman says a property tax cut approved two years ago is a significant ongoing cost for the state budget.

A public hearing is scheduled for this evening on Omaha’s 2016 budget.

Douglas County’s new fiscal year budget does not include a property tax increase.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2016 budget proposal includes more than one million dollars for job training and workforce development programs.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature's fiscal office says state government continues to have a healthy cash reserve, with a projected balance of nearly $729 million.

Omaha’s Police and Fire Departments will both add personnel in 2016 if Mayor Jean Stothert’s budget proposal is approved.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad says a Democratic effort to hold a special legislative session to override his budget vetoes will not succeed.