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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.

3 U.S. House members from Nebraska make $174,000 annually

Each of the three U.S. House of Representatives members representing Nebraska draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Nebraska 4-year university tuitions jumped 36.8% over 15 years

Nebraska four-year public university tuition and fees went from $6,394 in 2004-05 to $8,745 in 2019-20, the 13th smallest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Nebraska legislators make base salary of $12,000 per year

State lawmakers in Nebraska now draw a base salary of $12,000 per year, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Nebraska community college tuitions jumped 37% over 15 years

Nebraska two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,388 in 2004-05 to $3,271 in 2019-20, the 33rd largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

Nebraska governor makes annual salary of $105,000

The governor of Nebraska now draws a yearly salary of $105,000, the seventh lowest salary among the governors of the 50 states, according to recently reported financial data and media reports.

NEA estimates Nebraska K-12 schools spent $4.3 billion in 2018-19

Public schools in Nebraska spent an estimated $4.3 billion during the 2018-19 academic year, a 4.2 percent increase in expenditures over the previous year, according to a National Education Association report.

Nebraska children in foster care numbered 3,524 last year

The number of youths in foster care in Nebraska at the end of fiscal year 2018 stood at 3,524, a 16 percent decrease over the previous fiscal year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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