NEBRASKA: Ceiling Unlimited

Nebraska became the first state to abolish rent ceilings under the new federal rent-control law. The one-house legislature last week passed the law over the veto of Governor Val Peterson, who was against rent control too, but wanted it to last until April i, 1950 to avoid the hardship of rent boosts and evictions during the rugged Nebraska winter. The new law left landlords free to charge whatever rents they please after Nov. i for the 91,000 houses and apartments in Nebraska that are now under federal controls.

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