A coalition of special interest groups in Nebraska call for the legislature to restore budget cuts made the past few years before considering any tax cuts
A coalition of special interest groups in Nebraska call for the legislature to restore budget cuts made the past few years before considering any tax cuts.
The coalition, sponsored by Voices for Children in Nebraska and Nebraska Appleseed, says cuts made to adjust to shrinking revenue in the past threaten to undermine the good life in Nebraska.
Lincoln resident DeEtta Hoffman says her autistic grandson Skyler has regressed in his speaking ability since Medicaid cuts reduced the time he has with his speech therapist. . .
DeEtta Hoffman, Lincoln; "normal, healthy life"
The coalition calls for additional state funding for healthcare, education and communities.
A coalition of various groups is calling on the legislature to resist calls for tax cuts and, instead, restore budget cuts made after the recession.
A volunteer with AARP Nebraska, Robbie Nathan, claims that state budget cuts have limited access to long-term care for the elderly. . .
Robbie Nathan, for AARP Nebraska; "begins"
The coalition urges the legislature to restore the budget cuts made after the recession...and resist expected calls for tax cuts.
A coalition of special interest groups in Nebraska suggest this isn't the time to talk tax cuts, but that the talk should shift to restoring budget cuts.
Mark Intermill with AARP Nebraska says the legislature reduced spending on some critical state programs and services after the country slipped into recession. . .
Mark Intermill, AARP Nebraska; "made those cuts"
Specifically, the coalition calls for spending more on education, healthcare and local communities.
A coalition of Nebraska groups is urging the legislature to first consider restoring budget cuts before considering tax cuts.
And...to consider expanding Medicaid.
Nebraska Appleseed's Jennifer Carter says expanding Medicaid makes financial sense. . .
Jennifer Carter, Nebraska Appleseed; "driving costs up" Carter refers to Skyler, an autistic child who no longer receives speech therapy from Medicaid.
The coalition wants more money spent on education, healthcare and local communities.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)