One of the Senators that spoke out loudest against a roads funding bill that diverts sales tax money to fund roads projects over the next twenty years is speaking out again. Senator Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha is not happy Governor Dave Heineman signed the bill.
“If sufficient revenues don’t come in in 2013 we’re going to face another deep round of cuts. That means cuts to K-12 education and higher property taxes at the local level, cuts in Medicaid, and less long term care services for seniors in our state”
In a released statement, Governor Heineman said he still doesn’t like the delayed implementation date of this bill, but recent revenue forecasts have been encouraging and now it is possible that the state may be able to afford increased roads funding. He says If not, He has received assurances from many state senators that they will make the appropriate adjustments in the 2013 budget process.