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Helping more families afford food – Support LB 330

March 14, 2013 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 330 to increase the gross income limit in the SNAP program...

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Another opportunity on school-based health centers

Last year, we at Voices for Children watched with disapointment as Governor Heineman vetoed a bill to provide grants to help with the start-up costs of new school-based health centers.  The bill failed to garner enough votes to have the veto overidden.  Today, LB 275 will receive a hearing before the Education…...

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Making asset limits simpler for Nebraska’s families – Support for LB 430

Voices for Children would like to express our support for LB 430 and thank Senator Crawford for bringing forward this bill.  As some may recall in 2011, the legislature raised the asset limit in the SNAP program to $25,000 and limited it to liquid resources.  Previously, the asset limit included…...

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Increasing payments in ADC – Support for LB 508

Voices for Children in Nebraska would like to express our support for LB 508. The Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) program plays a role in helping families to be able to afford to meet their children’s needs so that they can stay together.  It is also an important tool in…...

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Implement ACA’s new Medicaid options – Support for LB 577

  Although children are already eligible for Medicaid at a higher income level, this LB 577 would allow uninsured parents with incomes between about 60% and 133% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) access to health insurance....

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Improving access to child care – Support for LB 625

To: Health and Human Services Committee From:  Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE: LB 625, to change income eligibility provisions relating to federal child care assistance...

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Support for the “Step Up to Quality Act” for early childhood care (LB 507)

Voices for Children in Nebraska testified in support of LB 507, a bill which would help increase the quality of child care available across the state.  Here is our written testimony: Voices for Children in Nebraska would like to express our support for LB 507 and thank Senator Campbell for…...

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Keeping kids enrolled in Medicaid – Support for LB 220

  Today, Voices for Children testified in strong support for LB 220, a bill that would reinstate 12-month continuous eligibility for Medicaid for low-income children.  Here’s what we said to the committee: Voices for Children in Nebraska would like to express our support for LB 220 and thank Senator Avery…...

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Making child care more accessible – Support LB359

Voices for Children in Nebraska fully supports LB 359, introduced by Senator Cook to improve access to child care by establishing an earned income disregard for child care subsidies.  Here is our full written testimony:   February 13, 2013 To: Health and Human Services Committee From:  Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator…...

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New Report Highlights “Lost Decade” for Some Nebraska Families

A new report released this week by Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analyzes state income trends and highlights significant disparities in growth rates since the 1970s. Nationally, the report found that higher income households have seen substantial income growth while those in lower and middle income households had experienced…...

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