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School Funding Bill Advances

School Funding Bill Advances

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A bill to maintain state school spending at current levels to give a break to local school districts moves forward in the Nebraska legislature.
Education Committee chairwoman, Senator Kate Sullivan of Cedar Rapids, told colleagues they have an opportunity to help local school districts which had to absorb a loss of state funding after the 2008 recession. . .

 
State funding would drop nearly 40-Million dollars due to an increase in property values.
Senator Bill Kintner of Papillion suggests the legislature could return the money to the taxpayers. . .

 
The bill moves forward. It would lower local contribution requirements and raise nearly 36-Million dollars in state money for schools.

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