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$229,200 awarded to eight communities for ongoing comprehensive development projects

DECEMBER 14, 2016 (LINCOLN, NEB.)—The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) has awarded $229,200 in 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the Comprehensive Development Category to the communities of Columbus, Fremont, Kearney, Nebraska City, Norfolk, Scottsbluff, Wayne, and York for ongoing efforts. These awards are part of a two phased approach to make available flexible investments in housing and infrastructure to assist in the carrying out of a comprehensive revitalization strategy to stabilize, support, and enhance clearly defined residential neighborhoods with concentrations of persons with low- and moderate-incomes.

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Gov. Ricketts Announces Unemployment Insurance Tax Relief

Tax declines for sixth straight year

LINCOLN –December 14, 2016, Governor Pete Ricketts and Commissioner of Labor John H. Albin announced that Nebraska’s average unemployment insurance tax rate for employers will decline for the sixth straight year. The average tax rate for 2017 will be 0.75 percent, a decrease of 0.25 percentage points from 2016 and a decrease of 2.58 percentage points compared to 2011.

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