Governor Johanns Answers Budget Questions

Governor Johanns answered questions about the budget . He made it clear that additional tax hikes will not be considered. However, under the Governor's plan Nebraska's colleges will face some tough choices. The University System would see a 20 million dollar cut under the Governor's recommendations. He also outlined six areas that he doesn't want touched in the special session. Those are nursing homes and assisted living residents on Medicaid, veterans homes, 24-hour care facilities, public safety workers including the State Patrol and Corrections, front line workers for the Department of Health and Human Services and K-through 12 education.