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Economic Stability

Voices for Children Supports LB 81

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 81 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 81, which addresses the cliff effect in child care subsidies. The cliff effect refers to a challenge with the structure of our…...

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Kids Count Commentary Series Part 3: Supporting Working Families – Benefits

On January 29th, Voices for Children released the 22nd annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This year’s report is our biggest and most comprehensive edition to date. Every year in the Kids Count report, we include a timely commentary providing a deeper look at an issue important to the work we do here…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 510

Click here to Read Voices for Children’s Letter for Support for LB 510 This afternoon, Voices for Children submitted a letter of support for LB 510, which would provide an incentive for employers to hire employees who are transitioning or have transitioned off public assistance programs and provides additional benefits…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 472

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Written Testimony on LB 472 This afternoon, Voices for Children in Nebraska submitted a letter in support of LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act. Although children are already eligible for Medicaid at a higher income level, this bill would allow uninsured parents with…...

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Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Low Income Women

Families should be able to achieve financial security through hard work and we should ensure that policies support working families. Financially secure parents can provide their children with adequate housing, child care, health care, food and transportation. As a state, one of the best ways that we can improve childhood…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 335

  Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s full testimony on LB 335 This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in favor of LB 335, which would create an inter-generational poverty task force. For over two decades, Voices for Children in Nebraska has sought…...

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How Do State Tax Revenue Changes Affect Nebraskan Families?

  Tax revenue pays for a number of critical services throughout Nebraska including public parks, roads, schools, and social services. When considering making tax cuts, as suggested in LB 357 this 104th legislative season, it is important to ensure that the revenue lost from tax cuts does not result in…...

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Kids Count Commentary Series Part 2: Supporting Working Families – Poverty and Family Bottom Line

  On January 29th, Voices for Children released the 22nd annual Kids Count in Nebraska Report. This year’s report is our biggest and most comprehensive edition to date. Every year in the Kids Count report, we include a timely commentary providing a deeper look at an issue important to the work we do…...

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Voices for Children Supports LB 322

  Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Entire LB 322 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in favor of LB 322, which would increase dependent and childcare tax credits....

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Voices for Children Supports LB 627

  Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB 627 Support Testimony On Monday afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 627, which would provide for additional protections for pregnant workers under the Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act....

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