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Education bill advances under tight deadline


April 15, 2021


Nebraska News Service

A bill that would provide financial aid for low-income students advanced to the next round of debate in the Nebraska Legislature on March 24.

Sen. Lynne Walz of Fremont introduced LB529, which would set the distribution of lottery dollars for education programs from 2021-2022 through 2025-2026. Every five years, the Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee reevaluates the use of lottery funds and decides which education programs will receive funding.

Since a previous version of the bill (LB920) failed to pass in 2020, there is an added sense of urg...

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