By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

School financing: Did somebody really push the easy button?


It seems way too easy a solution to a problem that has plagued the Legislature for years, school funding. But lawmakers have advanced Governor Jim Pillen's proposal for the state to pay public school districts $1,500 in foundation aid per student beginning with school fiscal year 2023-24.

The measure - LB583 - would also increase state aid to school districts to help cover their special education expenses. It's all part of a larger package that includes income tax cuts, property tax relief and a cap on school revenue growth.

Catch this; it's the largest increase in state aid to public sch...

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