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RICKETTS DOESN’T FORESEE SPECIAL SESSION ON BUDGET

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NEBRASKA GOVERNOR PETE RICKETTS SAYS HE DOUBTS A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE UNICAMERAL WILL BE CALLED BECAUSE OF LOWER THAN ANTICIPATED STATE TAX REVENUES:


OC……….THINK IS NECESSARY. ;18

THE NET TAX COLLECTIONS FOR JULY, THE FIRST MONTH OF THE NEW FISCAL YEAR, WERE 19 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN EXPECTED.

RICKETTS SAYS DESPITE THE LOW REVENUES, NEBRASKA IS NOT IN FINANCIAL CRISIS MODE:


OC…………TO CALL SPECIAL SESSIONS. ;14

HE SAYS THE STATE WILL MONITOR EXPENSES AND MAKE SURE DEPARTMENTS SPEND WITHIN THEIR APPROVED BUDGETS.

RICKETTS ADDED HE IS ALSO NOT ANTICIPATING CALLING A SPECIAL SESSION TO DEAL WITH STATE SENATOR BILL KINTNER’S SITUATION USING A STATE COMPUTER INVOLVING A CYBERSEX AFFAIR.