OpenSky statement on Gov. Ricketts’ comments regarding April’s receipts report

For immediate release – May 11, 2017

LINCOLN — The following is a statement from OpenSky Policy Institute Executive Director Renee Fry regarding the comments made by Gov. Ricketts about April’s tax receipts and the information distributed by OpenSky on Wednesday:

“Following this governor’s comments this morning, we have no disagreement about the numbers that were presented by him and Budget Director Oligmueller. We do take issue with the claim that OpenSky put out false information. We stand by the information we put out yesterday. The comparison of April’s receipts to February’s forecast created confusion as the Legislature’s budget factored in the April forecast, not the February forecast.”

Contact Chuck Brown at 402-610-1522 or cbrown@openskypolicy.org for more information.

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