Briese introduces constitutional amendment for education funding
January 21, 2021
Senator Tom Briese, a long-time proponent of property tax relief in the Nebraska Legislature, introduced LR21 CA last week.
LR21 CA would require the state to fund all K-12 classroom expenses.
In introducing it, Briese said, “For far too long, the State of Nebraska has shirked its obligation to provide for the free education of its students. Instead, the state has continually chosen to pass on the bulk of the cost of public education to its property taxpayers. In fact, Nebraska is nearly last in the country in the percentage of K-12 education funded by the state, nearly first in its re...