School aid certification delayed

Lawmakers passed a bill Feb. 13 that delays the deadline for certifying state aid, budget authority and applicable allowable reserve percentages for state aid to schools.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist42' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Mike Groene'>Sen. Mike Groene</a>
Sen. Mike Groene

Under LB119, introduced by Sen. Mike Groene of North Platte, the deadline is delayed from March 1 to June 1 for 2017 only. The later date will allow the Legislature to make adjustments as it considers options for addressing the state’s budget shortfall.

Senators voted 45-0 to pass the bill.

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