By JL Schmidt
Nebraska Press Association Statehouse Correspondent 

Some question sustainability of education future fund


December 14, 2023

Paul Fell

The chickens are coming home to roost.

Several tax watchdog groups say the Legislature, at the behest of the governor, has gone overboard in depleting state revenue by earmarking too much for property tax relief.

But Governor Jim Pillen debunks the reports. He said they came up with different numbers than he did.

Here's the rub. He hasn't read the reports.

Let that sink in for a minute.

Not unlike the reports on higher than acceptable levels of nitrates in the groundwater near his pig farms. He didn't read the reports.

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