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Examining Governor-Elect Pillen’s
State Aid Plan For Nebraska Schools

By Gordon HopkinsAlthough he has not yet taken office, some of Governor-elect Jim Pillen’s positions are already receiving scrutiny from local officials. Like outgoing governor Pete Ricketts, Pillen intends to make property tax reform a top priority of his administration.Given that many schools are dependent on property tax levies, how Pillen intends to accomplish this goal is of concern to some school officials.In January of this year, Pillen Tweeted, “We need to overhaul TEEOSA (Tax Equity and Educational Opportunities Support Act), our state school aid formula, to ensure Nebraska students across the state receive base aid toward their edu...

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