LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Nebraska tax measure that could benefit high-tech start-up companies and uninsured medical patients is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. Lawmakers gave second-round approval to the bill today. It would repeal Nebraska's alternative minimum tax and allow businesses to spread losses over 20 years to reduce their state tax burden.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska high schoolers and their parents will have access this fall to a new online course that teaches financial literacy. State Treasurer Don Stenberg unveiled the new initiative today. The coursework touches on a range of financial topics, including credit cards and scores, insurance, mortgages, savings, student loans and taxes.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lincoln middle school has suspended a student for adding an offensive label to another student's photo that made its way into the printed yearbooks. Irving Middle School Principal Hugh McDermott says the eighth-grade boy responsible has been suspended for five days. Parents and students were asked to "mark out" the offensive label.
BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - Authorities are looking for those responsible for damaging the Beatrice High School football field's new artificial turf by spreading at least 100 pounds of birdseed on it. School officials and police say several large bags of birdseed were ripped open and spread over the field sometime last weekend. The birdseed got into the fibers of the turf and can't be removed without pulling up a supporting layer.
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