Proposed laws aid foster youth, military retirees

LINCOLN—Since the Nebraska Legislature reconvened on Jan. 6, state senators introduced new bills ranging from reducing military retiree tax liability to providing private school scholarships and enhancing youth rights in state care. Here is a brief rundown of bills introduced during the fourth week of the legislative session beginning on Jan. 24.

Private School Scholarships

Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn introduced LB364, a bill that would allow taxpayers to claim a nonrefundable income tax credit of up to 5o% of their contributions to scholarship-granting organizations.

The bill is intended to cover private school tuition and fees for low-income students. Scholarship recipients must be Nebraska residents and from households with a gross income that does not exceed the eligibility guidelines for reducedprice meals under the National School Lunch Program.

 

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