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Breakdown of the budget cuts

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Governor Heineman signed the budget bill provided by the Nebraska legislature today.  Budget cuts across the board are in store for state agencies.  The Unicameral Update has the skinny here and the LJS has a good read here on the news.  A quick breakdown:

LB1, LB2, LB3 and LB4, introduced by Sen. Mike Flood at the request of the governor, were all passed on 47-0 votes. LB5, introduced by the Education Committee, passed 40-7.

  • LB1 makes changes to the state’s mainline budget bill by reducing and eliminating various appropriations, reappropriating unexpended funds, increasing and creating certain transfers to the general fund and making across-the-board reductions in agency appropriations of 2.5 percent in fiscal year 2009-10 and 5 percent in FY2010-11;
  • LB2 provides for and eliminates certain fund transfers;
  • LB3 authorizes transfers outlined in LB1 by inserting language into the statues governing each fund authorizing transfers to the general fund at the direction of the Legislature;
  • LB4 appropriates funds to pay for the special session; and
  • LB5 adjusts the state aid to schools formula.

From what I’ve read, all the juicy details have yet to be released: where the cuts will take place and how deep. State aid to school formulas have been adjusted, and you can read a bit o’ the details here.

Stay tuned!

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Written by Caleb

November 20, 2009 at 7:59 pm

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