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Committees Hold Hearing On Taxes

Committees Hold Hearing On Taxes

Learfield Wire Services

April 25, 2019

LINCOLN-  Nebraska lawmakers are debating tax options.  Three legislative committees held a public hearing yesterday over a plan to use state aid to schools in order to reduce property taxes.  The plan could lower property taxes by 10 percent, raise the state sales tax from five-point-five percent...

Schools want the sky to be the limit on loans

September 9, 2015

By Janet Lorin Bloomberg News (TNS) NEW YORK — For the past nine years, graduate students in the U.S. have had almost a blank check to take out as much as $80,000 a year in government-backed loans to pay for tuition and living expenses. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee thinks that’...

Illegal to Hit a Prisoner, Legal to Hit a Student?

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2012

In the state of Nebraska, animal cruelty can get a person a one thousand dollar fine and six months in jail. In Nebraska, spanking can be considered child abuse if it causes harm or mental distress.  However, in 19 states, it is legal for teachers to spank children as a form of punishment in schools. The...

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