Nemaha Herald


With an emphasis on growth and innovation, Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed providing property tax relief, creating new and better-paying jobs, easing regulatory burdens and increasing educational opportunities in his State of the State Address to lawmakers Jan. 22. Ricketts said he relied on his private sector background when crafting the state budget, which would restrict spending growth to 3 percent over the biennium, down from 6.5 percent during the previous biennium. This savings, combined with the state’s annual 5 percent revenue growth rate, Ricketts said, would help taxpayers afford more goods and services, further growing the state’s economy.

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Thirty-seven Nemaha County residents were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2014 semester at Peru State College. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, have completed at least 12 college credit hours and have no incomplete grades for the semester. Those students earning a four-point GPA for the semester are noted with an asterisk (*) following their name. Students are listed by hometown, with class standing.

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