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Nebraska K-12 schools paid out $13,095 per student in 2017-18, NEA reports

Public schools in Nebraska spent $13,095 per student based on average daily attendance (ADA) figures, the 23rd highest expenditure level among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a National Education Association report.

11% of Nebraska residents live in poverty, Census Bureau finds

Nebraska residents living below the poverty line in 2017-18 made up 11 percent of the state’s population, the 30th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to new Census Bureau data.

Nebraska offers 43 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Nebraska number 43, the 35th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Nebraska schools get 57.1% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

More than 57 percent of Nebraska public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the fifth highest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Nebraska reach $1.8 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Nebraska amount to $1.8 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 13th lowest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Nebraska averaged $54,213

Teachers’ salaries in Nebraska averaged $54,213 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 25th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Nebraska reach $1.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Nebraska amount to $1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 13th lowest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nebraska’s public pensions are 59.8 percent government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Nebraska’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 59.8 percent of the total, the ninth lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Nebraska reach $5.1 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Nebraska amount to $5.1 billion, the 13th lowest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Lincoln’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Nebraska

The Lincoln metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Nebraska, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Nebraska earns grade of C- for manufacturing health

Nebraska received a grade of C- on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Arthur County’s $3,492-per-month cost of living is the highest in Nebraska

Residents of Arthur County need to make $3,492 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Nebraska.

Nebraska’s public pensions are 59.3% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Nebraska’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 59.3 percent of the total, the 12th lowest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Nebraska disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Nebraska is $25,501, study finds

College graduates in Nebraska have an average debt burden of $25,501, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 23.1% of total state, local levies in Nebraska, study finds

State income tax revenues in Nebraska represent 23.1 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Nebraska scores 72.3 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Nebraska earned a score of 72.3 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

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