Early childhood development bill passes

Lawmakers passed a bill March 15 that allows municipalities to use local tax revenue for early childhood development infrastructure.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist35' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Dan Quick'>Sen. Dan Quick</a>
Sen. Dan Quick

LB160, introduced by Sen. Dan Quick of Grand Island, expands the Local Option Municipal Economic Development Act, which was passed in 1991. The act allows first- and second-class cities and villages to use local tax dollars for economic development projects through voter-approved grants and loans.

LB160 adds early childhood development infrastructure to the law’s scope.
The measure was approved 36-7.

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