Neb. governor wants local government to freeze pay

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman is calling on government agencies across the state that he doesn't directly control to freeze pay of administrators.

Heineman said Thursday that it's appropriate to ask community colleges and other groups that get money from the state what they are doing to limit pay increases.

Many government groups, including city and county government and school districts, get millions of dollars from state government.

Earlier this year, Heineman froze the pay of 230 administrators in state government because of budget problems. Legislative employees also won't get pay raises.

And Heineman and the state's five other constitutional officers have said they don't want pay raises for the next four years.