July 2003      Vol. 12, No. 7  REAP HOME PAGE  A publication of the Center for Rural Affairs    
July 2003      Newsletter
  • Nebraska Legislative Wrap-up
    Budget cuts, tax increases, cuts to education, and no major rural development initiative -- but microenterprise funding was spared. All-in-all the 2003 session could have been worse.

    BY JON BAILEY, RURAL RESEARCH & ANALYSIS PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CENTER for RURAL AFFAIRS

    The Nebraska Legislature ended its 2003 session on May 30, one day early and potentially many dollars short. Future fiscal and economic happenings will determine how successful the Legislature was in balancing both the budget and the needs of the state.  [more]
     

  • Learning to Better Serve Minority Communities
     
  • National Minority Procurement Program
     
  • THREE CHEERS -- Hip Hip Hooray!
    This column salutes REAP businesses that are finding ways to increase their success.
    This month we profile Final Touch in Stratton, Nebraska
     
  • REAP Notes  REAP Will Conduct Telephone Survey of Members in July, August
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