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Proposed tax cut not worth a pound of potatoes

The Governor’s proposed tax cuts don’t amount to much for families just trying to get by. A more meaningful solution for lower- and middle-income families would be to increase the state Earned Income Tax Credit. State revenues could also support other programs impacting children and hard-working Nebraska families....

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Support for LB 825 -Establish local offices for access to public benefit program

January 25, 2011 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 825 to establish local offices for access to public benefit program...

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Support for LB 826: Requiring legislative consideration of Medicaid changes

Voices for Children’s testimony in support of LB 826: January 25, 2011 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 826, to require legislative consideration of Medicaid changes...

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Support for LB 825 – Establishing local office for access to public benefits

  Voices for Children’s written testimony in support of LB 825: January 25, 2011 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 825 to establish local offices for access to public benefit program...

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Support for LB 839 – School reporting of sexual abuse

January 25, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest – Policy Coordinator, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 839 – School Reporting of Sexual Abuse...

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Medicaid: An essential safety net

  Medicaid provides an essential safety net for low-income children, the elderly and disabled.  The program is funded jointly by both federal and state government and covers over 200,000 Nebraskans. Many people walk a tight rope between health and illness.  Medicaid is an important safety net set to catch the…...

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LB 961

LB 961 contains some of the major recommendations of the LR 37 report. Specifically LB 961 would: Return case management to the Department of Health Human Services by September 1, 2012;  Require caseloads of case managers will be reduced by at least 10% each year until they meet national standards…...

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Support for LB 837 – Review psychotropic drugs for state wards

Written testimony on LB 837  – Creating a task force to review drugs for state wards. January 19, 2012 To: The Health and Human Services Committee From: Caitlin Pardue, Policy Associate—Behavioral Health RE: Support for LB 837, Create task force to review certain drugs for state wards...

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FCRB Director Changes

In response to some breaking news on the change in leadership at the Foster Care Review Board, Voices for Children’s Carolyn Rooker issued this statement. From Carolyn Rooker, Executive Director of Voices for Children in Nebraska: “Carol Stitt has been a passionate advocate for Nebraska’s kids for nearly 30 years. …...

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Support for LB 768 – Case File Reading for Adoptive Parents

January 20, 2012 To: Members of the Judiciary Committee From: Sarah Forrest, Policy Coordinator – Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Re: Support for LB 768 – Case File Reading for Adoptive Parents...

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