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      Legislature Discussing Funding Options for Neb. Grade Schools

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      Members of thelegislature's education committee are weighing different funding options for Nebraska'sgrade schools.

      The committee isstudying the funding formula that determines state aid for schools. The subjectof state aid for schools has led to recent conflicts between smaller and largerdistricts.

      Lawmakers mayconsider letting school districts impose a local sales tax which would let themfill more of their own needs.

      Current law letsdistricts generate revenue through property taxes.

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