LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts says he's confident Nebraska can balance its budget this year while chipping away at the taxes that he says are hindering job growth.
The Republican governor tells The Associated Press the state needs to continue focusing on property taxes this year, but acknowledges that the work will be ongoing.
Ricketts will present his budget recommendations to lawmakers on Thursday in his first State of the State address. Though he declined to give specifics, the new governor says lowering property taxes are his top priority.
The U.S Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Water Management Office increased releases from Gavins Point Dam from 17,000 cubic feet per second to 20,000 cfs late last month and earlier this month in an effort to offset water lost to ice formation.