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Gov. Ricketts, state senators, and National Guard celebrate passage of LB 450

Nebraska City News-Press

Gov. Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial bill signing on Sept. 24 to celebrate LB 450 becoming law.  He was joined by state senators; the Adjutant General of the Nebraska National Guard, Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac; and other leaders from the Nebraska National Guard.

LB 450 expands the tuition assistance available to members of the National Guard.  The bill increases the tuition credit for a baccalaureate degree from 75 oercent of resident tuition to 100 percent of resident tuition.  The bill also creates a tuition credit of 50 percent of resident tuition for graduate and professional degrees. 

LB 450 was sponsored by Senator Anna Wishart and co-sponsored by Senators Tom Brewer, John Lowe, and Megan Hunt. 

The Nebraska Legislature passed LB 450 by a vote of 48-0 on Aug. 13.  Gov. Ricketts officially signed it into law on Aug, 17.