Budget to be focus of State of the State message

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman delivers his annual State of the State Address to the legislature tomorrow morning at 9:00 MT. He says the bulk of the speech will outline his budget recommendations for the next two years.

One budget item Heineman announced last week is a request for an additional $47-million dollars for the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska State College System to pay for a 2-year tuition freeze for in-state students.

The governor will hold a news conference in Lincoln immediately after the speech, then he and Lt Governor Rick Sheehy will head out on separate trips across the state to13 different cities to highlight some of the governor's proposals.

Heineman will fly on Tuesday to North Platte, Grand Island, and Norfolk while Sheehy will fly to McCook, Sidney, Scottsbluff, and Alliance on Tuesday and to Chadron, South Sioux City, Falls City, and Beatrice.

Sheehy's Panhandle schedule has him at the Western Nebraska Community College Aviation Campus in Sidney at 2:10, at the terminal in Scottsbluff at 3:30, and at the Alliance Airport Terminal at 4:45...all on Tuesday...and at the Best Western West Hills Inn conference room in Chadron Wednesday morning at 8:00.

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