Safer schools justify higher levies, senator says
Sen. Rick Kolowski holds his grandchildren, from left, Owen Kolowski, 4; Joey Markus, 18 mo.; Gwen Kolowski, 2; and Persephone Markus, 4; as the Nebraska Legislature convenes at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln earlier this month.
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — A former school principal-turned-lawmaker offered a bill Friday that would help Nebraska schools pay for improved security.
Omaha Sen. Rick Kolowski's bill would allow a supermajority vote of a school board to exceed the state levy limit by 1 cent. The measure would require that the additional money pay for updated surveillance cameras, more secure entrances or armed resource officers.
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