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Bill That Offers Tax Credits For Private Schools Stalls In Legislature

Legislative Bill (LB) 364, called the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit and authored by Senator Lou Ann Linehan (District 39) of Elkhorn, was intended to create a tax credit for those who donate to an organization that provides private school scholarships. Supporters of the measure were unable to reach the 33 votes needed to overcome a filibuster and force a vote on the bill.Among the supporters of the bill is the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC), which said, “Every single child deserves to go to a school that best suits his or her needs, regardless of income or zip code. But in Nebraska, this is not the reality.”NCC wrote on the organiza...

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