State senators are reviewing the state budget situation and are searching for solutions. Nebraska is facing a budget gap of over 800-million dollars. Senator Annette Dubas of Fullerton says each senator has some ideas on how to rescue the budget.
Dubas says every legislator also has areas of the budget they’d like to see preserved from cuts. She says her priorities include education, roads and public safety — which she says are the main purposes of government.
She says it’s pretty difficult to find places to further trim spending. Dubas says the across-the-board cuts were made during the last legislative session, which are the “easy” cuts, in her book. Dubas says they next need to be more targeted and specific as more across-the-board cuts will really hurt agencies that have small budgets.
The legislative session opens in less than a month on January 5th.
Thanks to Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton