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Making Children a Priority at the Legislature

  Each legislative session, our Nebraska state Senators have an opportunity to make children a priority. Let me amend that statement: Senators have lots of opportunities to make children a priority, ranging from introducing bills that specifically address children’s issues to ensuring that vital programs have the funding to reach the kids…...

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Prenatal Care recap

[<a href=”http://storify.com/voicesNE/make-prenatal-care-a-priority-for-nebraska-babies” target=”_blank”>View the story “Make prenatal care a priority for Nebraska babies!” on Storify</a>]...

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Make prenatal care a priority for Nebraska babies!

Voices for Children in Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed and near two dozen partner organizations hosted a press conference to highlight the importance of prenatal care....

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Support for LB1098 – Repeal of the Build Nebraska Act (LB 84)

February 16, 2012 To: Revenue Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1098 to repeal the Build Nebraska Act and change distribution of sales and use tax revenue...

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Support for LB 1010 – Increase the gross income limit in SNAP

February 15, 2012 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1010 to increase the gross income limit in the SNAP program...

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Support for LB993 – Improving responses to child maltreatment

February 13, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 993 – Improving Responses to Child Maltreatment...

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Support for LB 933 – Improving response to truancy

February 13, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 933 – Improving Responses to Excessive Absenteeism...

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Screen early for behavioral health

We all know that kids are likely at some point to behave in ways their parents would prefer them not to. Maybe the behavior is mischievous – maybe it’s even dangerous – but much of it boils down to kids learning how the world works and how to interact with…...

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Support for LB 1038 – Require blood-lead testing for school enrollment

January 31, 2012 To: Education Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy CoordinatorRE:  Support for LB 1038 to require blood-lead testing prior to school enrollment...

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Support for LB 952 – Prohibit cuts to Medicaid services

January 30, 2012 To: Appropriations Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 952 to prohibit cuts to Medicaid services...

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