Gov. Ricketts Protects K12 Education Funding in Budget Adjustments
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.