By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

I'm not sure that I love this program


February 14, 2024

I'm sure that a year ago the Revitalize Rural Nebraska Grant Program proposed by Sen. Myron Dorn of Adams and passed by the Legislature sounded like a great deal.

Administered by the Department of Environment and Energy, it's intended to provide money to help towns under 5,000 populations with the cost of clearing away rundown buildings. Some consideration is allegedly given to historic properties. But there's nothing really being done to address the root cause of the dilapidation.

Dorn's heart is in the right place. He wants the funds to help the communities get those buildings so they're...

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