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Nebraska Ranks Third in Lowest Per-Capita Bond Obligations

Sep 17, 2018 by AFP

Grassroots group applauds lawmakers for practicing fiscal responsibility, protecting taxpayers

LINCOLN, Nebr. – Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska (AFP-NE), the state’s leading grassroots organization dedicated to economic freedom, is applauding Nebraska elected officials from the past several legislative sessions for pushing policies that have helped the Cornhusker State be recognized as the state with the third lowest per-capita bonded obligations in the nation.

The ALEC Center for State Fiscal Reform released its first state-by-state analysis of bonded obligations. The group found the United States has $1.1 trillion in total bond obligations.

Nebraska only averages $646 per person in per-capita bonded obligations. However, more fiscally profligate states like Connecticut carry more than $10,000 in bonded debt per person.

“Fiscal responsibility is paramount to a healthy economy and creating a brighter future for the next generations. Thankfully, our elected officials have not made promises they can’t keep and have been committed to not saddling future generations with unsustainable debt, tax increases, and cuts to essential government services,” said AFP-NE State Director, Jessica Shelburn. “Our state is headed in the right direction and we urge our elected officials to continue their good stewardship of taxpayer money.”