A bill that seeks to ease a long-standing funding fight between Nebraska's urban and rural community colleges has advanced for debate in the Legislature.
The Education Committee voted 6-0 Tuesday to advance a bill that would change the state's funding formula for Nebraska's six community colleges.
York Sen. Greg Adams said his bill (LB946) would make it easier for each college to predict how much they will receive each year in state aid.
The community colleges agreed to the new formula after months of
closed-door talks. But one member of Omaha's Metropolitan Community College Board argued Tuesday that his school still wasn't getting its fair share. Board member Dave Newell says the new formula unfairly favors smaller, rural community colleges with fewer students.