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Kids Count Commentary Series Part 4: Supporting Working Families – Assets

On January 29th, Voices for Children released the 22nd annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This year’s report is our biggest and most comprehensive edition to date. Every year in the Kids Count report, we include a timely commentary providing a deeper look at an issue important to the work we do here at Voices. In this year’s [...]

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Voices for Children Testified in a Neutral Position on LB 547

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Testimony on LB 572 While we believe conceptually that there are potential benefits contained in LB 547 and its companion bill LB 489, we have concerns specifically related to the funding as envisioned by LB 547. Child care is one of the most essential work supports for families [...]

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Voices for Children Supports LB 81

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 81 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 81, which addresses the cliff effect in child care subsidies. The cliff effect refers to a challenge with the structure of our public assistance programs where families [...]

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Kids Count Commentary Series Part 3: Supporting Working Families – Benefits

On January 29th, Voices for Children released the 22nd annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This year’s report is our biggest and most comprehensive edition to date. Every year in the Kids Count report, we include a timely commentary providing a deeper look at an issue important to the work we do here at Voices. In this year’s [...]

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Voices for Children Supports LB 510

Click here to Read Voices for Children’s Letter for Support for LB 510 This afternoon, Voices for Children submitted a letter of support for LB 510, which would provide an incentive for employers to hire employees who are transitioning or have transitioned off public assistance programs and provides additional benefits to help ensure that they [...]

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Voices for Children Supports LB 472

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Written Testimony on LB 472 This afternoon, Voices for Children in Nebraska submitted a letter in support of LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act. Although children are already eligible for Medicaid at a higher income level, this bill would allow uninsured parents with incomes between about 60% and [...]

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Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Low Income Women

Families should be able to achieve financial security through hard work and we should ensure that policies support working families. Financially secure parents can provide their children with adequate housing, child care, health care, food and transportation. As a state, one of the best ways that we can improve childhood outcomes is to create policies [...]

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Voices for Children Supports LB 335

  Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s full testimony on LB 335 This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in favor of LB 335, which would create an inter-generational poverty task force. For over two decades, Voices for Children in Nebraska has sought to use data to help [...]

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How Do State Tax Revenue Changes Affect Nebraskan Families?

  Tax revenue pays for a number of critical services throughout Nebraska including public parks, roads, schools, and social services. When considering making tax cuts, as suggested in LB 357 this 104th legislative season, it is important to ensure that the revenue lost from tax cuts does not result in cuts to essential services and [...]

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Kids Count Commentary Series Part 2: Supporting Working Families – Poverty and Family Bottom Line

  On January 29th, Voices for Children released the 22nd annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This year’s report is our biggest and most comprehensive edition to date. Every year in the Kids Count report, we include a timely commentary providing a deeper look at an issue important to the work we do here at Voices. This year’s [...]

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