March 2003      Vol. 12, No. 3  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
March 2003      Newsletter
  • Nebraska Legislative Session Is Underway, Budget Tops List
    Nebraska legislators must balance the state's budget in a time of declining revenue. Funds to support micro businesses will be one of the areas to be examined. This funding pays major dividends for the Nebraska rural economy and should be maintained.


    The regular session of the Nebraska Legislature began on January 8, 2003. The budget – and corresponding spending and taxation questions – will dominate the 2003 session. The Legislative Fiscal Office estimates that the state is facing a $673 million difference in projected spending needs and projected revenue over the next two years. As Governor Johanns pointed out in his “State of the State” speech on January 15, this number may be conservative. [more ...]

  • Top Ten Program Ideas
  • GROW Nebraska Market and Beatrice Business Development Seminar
  • Grants Available for Computer Equipment
  • THREE CHEERS -- Hip Hip Hooray!
    This column salutes REAP businesses that are finding ways to increase their success.
    This month we profile Dustin Peden, new owner of a barbershop in Mitchell, Nebraska.
  • REAP Notes
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