Dear Senator,

Sen. Eliot Bostar of Lincoln said Nebraska will not achieve real property tax relief until the state addresses school funding issues. The state ranks 49th nationally for the share of K-12 funding that comes from the state.

That is not how it works.

The state is doing great if it is 49th out of 50th. Since the state doesn’t run any school districts, why should they be funding anything?

There are several school districts in the state of Nebraska. They should be self funded, responsible with every tax dollar collected and spent.