Legislature roundup: Senators back public school accountability system
Under LB 438, the state must have an accountability system to get a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law. Nebraska is one of only four states that have not gotten a waiver.
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 am
LINCOLN — The Nebraska Legislature advanced a bill Wednesday that would finance a planning process for the deluge of senior citizens that will need government-funded assistance in their retirement years.
The 31-11 vote for first-round approval came after a lengthy debate about the need for spending $46 million in state and federal money on planning and whether the program represented an expansion of “big government” or a wise investment that would save money in the long run.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 12:00 am.