Nebraska's upcoming ballot initiative regarding tax breaks for private school scholarships has landed in the lap of Secretary of State Bob Evnen, sparking a heated debate on both sides of the issue.
On one hand, supporters of the referendum, dubbed "Support Our Schools," argue that the current law, passed by the state legislature, diverts vital funds from public schools to private institutions. They claim it undermines public education and violates the principle of fair taxation.
On the other hand, Omaha State Senator Lou Ann Linehan, who sponsored the original private school bill, has filed a challenge with Evnen, asserting. . .