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Ask Your State Senator to Support LB 81

  LB 81 May be Considered Today in the Legislature — Click Here to Contact Your State Senator! Access to affordable child care is essential to keeping children safe so parents can work.  The child care subsidy program helps families who would otherwise be unable to afford child care access care…...

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2015 Priority Legislation

Last Thursday was the final day for individual senators to choose their priority legislation designation for the 2015 session. Each senator may select one bill as his priority, each legislative committee may select two bills, and the Speaker can select up to 25 bills. For an entire list of 2015…...

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Health and Human Services Budget Testimony

This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in front of the Appropriations Committee to request that the committee consider following through with the recommendations in LR 400. You can read the entire testimony here....

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Why Medicaid Expansion Matters for Kids

  Many low-income Nebraskans still fall into the health insurance coverage gap in which they earn too high of an income to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough to be able to afford private health insurance. Many of those that fall in the coverage gap are also parents to…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 281 and Making Higher Education More Accessible

Click Here for Voices for Children’s Entire LB 281 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 281, the Child Support for College Savings Act....

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Where Nebraska Stands on Assets and Opportunity for its Citizens

  Each year, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) releases a scorecard on how individual states are serving their citizens in creating assets and opportunity, and compares state data to the United States as a whole. In 2015, CFED scorecard data shows that Nebraska ranked 17th for overall outcome and…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 411, Increasing SNAP Gross Eligibility Limits

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 411 Testimony Yesterday, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 411, which raises gross income limits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Voices for Children supports LB 411 because it takes…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 572 and Efforts to Curtail Cyberbullying

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 572 Letter of Support This afternoon, Voices for Children Policy Associate Jenna Sutton submitted a letter of support for LB 572, which  tasks the state school security director with recommending a curriculum to assist school districts in preventing and responding to…...

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2014 Annual Report

The 2014 Voices for Children in Nebraska Annual Report is now available! Download the 2014 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report with Donors As an independent, nonpartisan voice, over the past 28 years Voices for Children has achieved many, many policy victories for children, and 2014 was no different. Much of our success is owed to…...

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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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