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Support for LB 1090 – Summer Food Programs

January 31, 2012 To: Education Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1090 to provide one-time grant funding for Summer Food Programs...

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Support for LB 1020 – the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act

January 31, 2012 To: Education Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1020 , the Nebraska Coordinated School Health Act...

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Assets and Opportunity in Nebraska

  Today, the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) released their comprehensive assesment of wealth, poverty, and financial security in the United States.  CFED looks at how states, including Nebraska,  are doing with regard to these measures.  Nebraska ranked 17 overall.  Nebraska continues to have low unemployment and a strong homeownership rate…...

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Neutral Testimony on LB 996 – Eliminating the option to “drop out” of school

January 30, 2012 To: Members of the Education Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Neutral Testimony on LB 996 – Eliminating the Option to “Drop Out”...

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Support for LB 985 – Juvenile Service Delivery Project

 January 27, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 985 – Nebraska Juvenile Service Delivery Project...

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Neutral Testimony on LB 874 – Licensure for Child-Specific Placements

January 27, 2012 To: Members of the Health and Human Services Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Neutral Testimony on LB 874 – Licensure for Child-Specific Placements...

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Gaining perspective on the Governor’s Tax Cut

Cutting taxes limits Nebraska’s ability to fund important programs aimed at helping our children get the best possible start in life.  To give us a little perspective, here are 10 policy changes that benefit kids from before birth through their teen years, sized relative to Governor Heineman’s proposed tax cuts.…...

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Neutral Testimony on LB 961

Voices for Children is neutral on the proposal to return child welfare case management to the state.  It doesn’t matter to a child who their caseworker works for and a change back would be yet another transfer their already unstable lives. January 26, 2012 From: Carolyn D. Rooker, Executive DirectorTo:…...

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Opposition to LB 972 – Moving YRTCs to Corrections

  January 27, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Opposition to LB 972 – Place Youth Residential Treatment Centers under the Department of Correctional Services...

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Opposition to LB 970 – Governor’s tax cut proposal

Voices for Children testified in opposition to the Governor’s tax cut proposals.  In addition to our written testimony below, we shared an infographic to illustrate the amount of the cut for families at different income levels:  No real relief for Nebraskans January 26, 2011 To: Revenue Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso,…...

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