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Nebraska Lawmakers Consider Relocation Perks To Lure Families To Rural Areas

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -Nebraska lawmakers who want to preserve the state's small towns are considering paying people to move there. Senators are looking into relocation incentives designed to draw residents back to rural areas. Small cities such as Curtis offer free land, down payment assistance for a house and golf club memberships to try to entice young families to live in the area. A legislative hearing scheduled for Aug. 24 in North Platte will explore the issue.