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Lincoln has surplus funds equaling $2,500 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Lincoln ranks seventh for the state of its finances, having $2,500 in surplus funds per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Outbound cigarette smuggling rate in Nebraska estimated at 0.7%

The outflow of smuggled cigarettes in Nebraska is 0.7 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Nebraska ranks 33rd best in new economic outlook analysis

Nebraska finished 33rd in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Nebraska ranks 31st best on corporate tax study

Nebraska finished 31st in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Nebraska not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Nebraska was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Nebraska job growth this year projected at 0.7%

Job growth in Nebraska is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, up from the state's 2019 job growth of 0.6 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Nebraska has adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Nebraska would have adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Nebraska ranks 28th in annual tax climate ranking

Nebraska finished 28th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Nebraska

Scott Frost, head football coach at the University of Nebraska, earned $5 million in 2018, making Frost the highest-paid public employee in Nebraska last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Nevada

Tony Sanchez, head football coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, earned $600,000 in 2018, making Sanchez the highest-paid public employee in Nevada last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Nebraska to reach $1.5 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Nebraska arts agencies are projected to reach $1.5 million for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 78 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Nebraska levies a total tax on lodging of 6.5%

Hotel room bills in Nebraska tack on a total state lodging tax of 6.5 percent, the 22nd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Nebraska are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

795 borrowers in Nebraska filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Nebraska who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 795, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$151.2 million in federal research dollars flowed to Nebraska in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Nebraska totaled $151.2 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Nebraska received $4.7 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $4,705,627 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Nebraska, the 27th highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Nebraska 2-year college students pay $3,180 in tuition and fees

Nebraska two-year colleges charged students $3,180 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the seventh lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

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