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Economic Stability

Proposed tax cut not worth a pound of potatoes

The Governor’s proposed tax cuts don’t amount to much for families just trying to get by. A more meaningful solution for lower- and middle-income families would be to increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit. State revenues could also support other programs impacting children and hard-working Nebraska families....

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Support for LB 825 -Establish local offices for access to public benefit program

January 25, 2011 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 825 to establish local offices for access to public benefit program...

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Support for LB 826: Requiring legislative consideration of Medicaid changes

Voices for Children’s testimony in support of LB 826: January 25, 2011 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 826, to require legislative consideration of Medicaid changes...

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Support for LB 825 – Establishing local office for access to public benefits

  Voices for Children’s written testimony in support of LB 825: January 25, 2011 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 825 to establish local offices for access to public benefit program...

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Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report

The 19th annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to provide pertinent information on the well-being of all children in areas of health, education, safety and economic stability and features a commentary on the importance of investing in early childhood. Children do not choose the family, the geographic location, or…...

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In an ideal world…

Anyone who knows the founder of Voices for Children, Kathy Bigsby Moore, is probably familiar with her common catch phrases. The phrase “in an ideal world” is usually followed by a statement about how things would be for Nebraska kids if we were able to fix it with some sort of…...

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You’re invited! Kids Count in Nebraska Report Release 2011

  Join Voices for Children in Nebraska for the release of the Kids Count in Nebraska 2011 Report KIDS COUNT in Nebraska 2011 REPORT RELEASE When: Thursday January 12, 2012 12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch provided Where: State Capitol Room 1023 Lincoln, NE...

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Testimony on LR 306 – Interim Study of ACCESS Nebraska

Thank you to the Health and Human Services Committee and Senator Conrad for taking the time to assess the impact of the new ACCESS Nebraska System on clients and community based organizations. In general, Voices for Children in Nebraska believes that the use of new technology is important to improving…...

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Assessing ACCESSNebraska

  On Monday, Voices for Children partnered with other organizations to host the first in a series of  “listening sessions” on ACCESSNebraska.  ACCESSNebraska is the state’s new way of providing public benefits like food stamps, Medicaid, and child care subsidies.  In 2010, the state changed from a model of providing benefits with an…...

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Opportunity@Work

In an earlier post on the new poverty data, I had promised to say more about what we can do as a state to address poverty.  While I’m not going to highlight a specific policy today, I am going to tell you more about how Voices for Children started working on…...

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