budget

Governor Pete Ricketts wants Nebraska lawmakers to act on tax reform and transportation issues this legislative session.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has told Iowa lawmakers he wants to invest more money in education and water quality initiatives for the upcoming fiscal year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state government collected about $14 million less than expected in December.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's state government tax collections in November were more than 1 percent higher than expected.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A House Republican leader says Iowa lawmakers will need to make deep cuts to the budget next year, but he did not elaborate.

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.

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