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Gov. Ricketts Protects K12 Education Funding in Budget Adjustments

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Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced plans to unveil his budget adjustments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 on Thursday.  The Governor will recommend adjustments totalling $276 million to close the gap between revenue and current appropriations.  The Governor revealed he prioritized K12 education funding, leaving it untouched in his budget adjustments.


“As a partner in supporting quality education for all students, my recommendations protect TEEOSA and Special Education funding.”


The Governor’s budget adjustment recommendations protect the historical high of $1.2 billion in state support for TEEOSA and Special Education funding appropriated for FY 2016-2017.