State agencies are reporting into the appropriations committee with how they are making cuts after the last special session, where a $335 million dollar hole in the budget had to be filled. Lincoln State Senator Tony Fulton says he is closely watching the numbers.
“The numbers aren’t anything we should be afraid of, if we have less money coming in it means the economy is down and we shouldn’t be spending so much. That’s generally my philosophy anyway. What the numbers say will drive what we do in the budget.”
Fulton says he is holding out hope that sales tax is up in the next report and that farm income will increase.