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Nebraska Debates Federal Grants

Nebraska Debates Federal Grants

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A bill that would create an Aging Nebraskans Task Force and seek federal grant support is advancing in the state legislature. Senator Bill Kintner of Papillion, who frequently rails against the federal government, criticized the bill because he says it will lead to greater expenses in the future.


The measure (LB 690) would require a state commitment of funding over two years of about eight-point-six-million dollars to access federal funds of over $36 million. Senator Steve Lathrop of Omaha says those who criticize federal spending, aren’t consistent.


Lathrop says those railing against the federal government simply boil it down to two things, fewer employees and less money.

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