Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board reports are often followed by calls for tax cuts and increased spending. But the reports are just one part of the state's overall budget picture, which means there are several other factors to consider when making fiscal policy. (Photo provided courtesy of the Unicameral Information Office.) Policy Brief: Economic forecasts just one piece of the revenue puzzle

Oftentimes, the actions of the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board are followed by calls for tax cuts or increased spending. But there are several factors other than the projections to consider when making state fiscal policy decisions.
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