By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Say a prayer, Pillen wants lawmakers to tackle school finance … again


December 22, 2022

There’s an acronym that has been stirring things up in government for the last 30-plus years. It’s called TEEOSA and the mere mention of its name sends senators to consult with staff, lobbyists to check their wallets and school administrators to check with their budget gurus.

Since it was passed in 1990, the Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act has been revamped, revised, retooled, debated and forgotten. Gov.-elect Jim Pillen calls it “our antiquated school aid formula” and has tabbed a new committee that will study how to update and reform it.

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