Governor Discusses Budget Crisis

Governor Johanns says raising taxes to fix the state's budget crisis should only be used as a last resort. He says he wants to try to fix the problem by focusing on finding areas in state government where spending can be cut.

Even if all state spending was frozen for two years, Johanns says the state will need to cut another 100 million from its budget. He said Monday that it was too early to say what, if anything, would be protected in the next two-year budget, which goes into effect in July.