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Economic Stability

Nebraska Policy Should Promote Health and Economic Security for Pregnant Workers and Families

Nebraska citizens value both family and hard work and it is important that policies in the workplace match these values. Nebraska has high overall employment and high numbers of women in the workforce. Approximately 71% of women who give birth within a particular year are working. Often, these women are…...

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Voices Supports LB495 and Increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB495 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB495, which would raise the earned income tax (EITC) credit in Nebraska to 15% of the federal EITC....

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Voices for Children Supports LB380

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB380 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support for LB380, which would establish the Higher Education Affordability Commission. The purposes of the committee include the creation of a ten year plan to address college…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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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…...

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