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"The Good Life" here to stay in Nebraska

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Nebraska tourism officials are clarifying their efforts to change the state's official slogan and symbol.
The Nebraska Tourism Commission said a bill introduced Wednesday in the Legislature is aimed at giving officials the power to rebrand. The current slogan, "Welcome to NEBRASKAland: where the West begins,'' includes the image of a covered wagon. It was approved in 1963.
The tourism office has received complaints from the public over the misconception that officials are trying to get rid of an unofficial ``The Good Life'' slogan on many state highway signs.
Nebraska Tourism Commission Executive Director Kathy McKillip says the bill is not about taking away a specific slogan or symbol, but about creating a brand for state tourism. They plan to unveil a new slogan and symbol this spring.

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