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A Wet Spring Could Hinder Post-Flood Road Repairs, Neb Governor Says No to Shifting Taxes, 4:32 News


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A spring snowstorm that pummeled Colorado and Wyoming before sweeping into the Plains is now moving into Great Lakes states, where it's already setting records.

Winter storm warnings are posted for northern Wisconsin and Michigan, which could see heavy snow, strong winds, sleet, and freezing rain. 

A Weather service meteorologist says as much as 25 inches of snow has been reported in northeastern South Dakota, and it will continue to snow into Friday.

Iowa and Nebraska transportation officials say they're hoping to have nearly all roads and bridges damaged by last month's flooding repaired by midsummer, but that a wet spring could hamper their efforts.

Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe and his Nebraska counterpart, held a joint news conference in Council Bluffs today to update the public on the damage in their states and how long it might take to repair.

In Iowa, the damage is concentrated in the west along Interstate 29 and the Missouri River.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts isn't happy with a tentative proposal that seeks to reduce property taxes by imposing other taxes.

Ricketts criticized the measure Thursday in a news conference with Nebraska realtors and home builders, who oppose parts of the bill that could raise documentary stamp taxes on real estate.


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