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Voices for Children Supports LB 627

  Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB 627 Support Testimony On Monday afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 627, which would provide for additional protections for pregnant workers under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act. Voices for Children supports LB 627 [...]

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Voices for Children Supports LB 493

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB 493 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 493, which would provide paid sick time for all Nebraska workers. Last week on our blog, we examined why every worker in Nebraska needs paid sick time. Providing workers paid [...]

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Voices for Children Supports LB 89

  Click here to read Voices for Children’s full support testimony. On Friday afternoon, Voices for Children Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in favor of LB 89, which would help fight poverty among low-income families with children by increasing Nebraska’s ADC child allotment. The current Nebraska maximum payment for ADC has not been changed for over [...]

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Why is Paid Sick Leave Necessary for Working Families?

Everyone gets sick, but not everyone can afford to take unpaid time off from work in order to care for themselves or a family member. For some families, missing even a few days of work without compensation could cost them their health care coverage or force them below the federal poverty line. Nebraskans should not [...]

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Voices for Children Letter of Support for LB 494

  On Monday, Voices for Children Economic Stability & Health Policy Coordinator, Aubrey Mancuso, submitted a letter of support for LB 494, which would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers. To read the entire letter, click here.  Nebraska is a state that values family and work. We support LB 494 because this bill is consistent [...]

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2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

  The 22nd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented look that brings data to life and makes finding information quick and easy. This year’s report also incorporates a few changes to help us tell the whole story of Nebraska’s kids. In this edition of the report, you will find [...]

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Economic Stability in 2015

We want Nebraska to be a place where all kids have the best possible opportunity to succeed.  With the growing number of kids living in poverty and ongoing disparities in poverty rates for children of color, it is clear that we still have work to do in meeting this goal.  As the 2015 Legislative Session [...]

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Race Matters in Economic Opportunity

In order for our state to have a strong economic future, we need to ensure that all our children grow up with the resources and skills they need to become productive working adults.  Unfortunately for some kids, their future prosperity is challenged by the financial circumstances of their parents and this is especially true for [...]

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Supporting Informal Kinship Families in Nebraska

Children thrive in a stable and loving home with a family that offers support in a safe environment. Research tells us that the relationships that children have with the adults in their lives are an extremely important component of successful development. Without these relationships, children have an increased risk of lasting health, behavioral, and psychosocial issues. Every child needs [...]

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Impact of State Tax Changes on Children and Families

Collective investments in things like roads, schools, and parks are critical components of a thriving community.   These things wouldn’t be possible without revenue to make these investments and that revenue comes from taxes.  Many have seen or heard about the recent income tax cuts that Kansas has made, resulting in a much bigger revenue [...]

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