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“The property tax issue is still out there until it is solved either by the Legislature or a constitutional amendment that’s placed on the ballot. We’ll reload and go to something different.” – Trent Fellers, executive director of Reform for Nebraska’s Future, on the sudden ending of a property tax ballot initiative effort.

“Our program was destroyed for no reason, in my opinion. They can talk budgets; they can talk all these different types of things and put political spin on it. … You can talk about all the jargon and all the hashtags, but it’s just lip service when you get rid of young men like they got rid of.” – University of Nebraska at Kearney baseball coach Damon Day, on the elimination of the program amid budget cuts.

“It’s a foundational issue that goes directly to the precision and accuracy of the device.” – Grand Island defense attorney Steve Dowding, after the discovery of a certification issue on blood-alcohol content breath tests has complicated drunk-driving investigations and trials.

“We kept coming back to a comprehensive school. … Nobody knows what they want to do in eighth grade, so how do you choose a specialized school?” – Dr. Bob Rauner, co-chair of Lincoln Public Schools’ task force to determine the style for its next anticipated high school building.

“Jacksonville was a team I definitely had marked, definitely a team I wanted to go to. It ended up working out perfect, and I’m extremely excited.” – Former Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee, the only Husker selected in the NFL draft, on his professional destination.

“There’s a very high probability they’re on eggs right now. The birds’ behavior, what they’re doing, it’s a near certainty.” – Joel Jorgensen of Nebraska Game and Parks on the Capitol falcons’ new nest located below the Capitol dome.

“This is one of the easiest corridors to live on in town. It’s the older part of town, but it doesn’t have to look that way.” – Kris Sonderup, on the proposal to put storage container apartments near 27th and Vine streets.

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