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By Meghan Straub
Nebraska News Service 

Legislature: Week in Review


February 13, 2019

LINCOLN — Lawmakers last week debated bills dealing with income tax credit, unemployment benefits, slavery as punishment and scholarships for students, among others.

A proposed amendment to allow Nebraskans to receive a state income tax credit to offset part of their property tax bill was discussed Feb. 7. LR 3CA, introduced by Sen. Steve Erdman of Bayard, would provide a refundable state income tax credit. Erdman said this amendment would produce about $1.3 billion in income tax credit each year. There was no immediate action taken on the proposal.

On Feb. 7, a Business and Labor Committ...

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