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Economic Stability

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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Voices for Children Supports LB 493

Click Here to Read Voices for Children’s Full LB 493 Testimony This afternoon, Voices for Children Economic Stability and Health Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in support of LB 493, which would provide paid sick time for all Nebraska workers....

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Voices for Children Supports LB 89

  Click here to read Voices for Children’s full support testimony. On Friday afternoon, Voices for Children Policy Coordinator Aubrey Mancuso testified in favor of LB 89, which would help fight poverty among low-income families with children by increasing Nebraska’s ADC child allotment. The current Nebraska maximum payment for ADC has…...

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Why is Paid Sick Leave Necessary for Working Families?

Everyone gets sick, but not everyone can afford to take unpaid time off from work in order to care for themselves or a family member. For some families, missing even a few days of work without compensation could cost them their health care coverage or force them below the federal…...

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Voices for Children Letter of Support for LB 494

  On Monday, Voices for Children Economic Stability & Health Policy Coordinator, Aubrey Mancuso, submitted a letter of support for LB 494, which would raise the minimum wage for tipped workers. To read the entire letter, click here. ...

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2014 Kids Count in Nebraska Report

  The 22nd edition of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report continues to offer a visually-oriented look that brings data to life and makes finding information quick and easy. This year’s report also incorporates a few changes to help us tell the whole story of Nebraska’s kids....

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Economic Stability in 2015

We want Nebraska to be a place where all kids have the best possible opportunity to succeed.  With the growing number of kids living in poverty and ongoing disparities in poverty rates for children of color, it is clear that we still have work to do in meeting this goal.…...

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Race Matters in Economic Opportunity

In order for our state to have a strong economic future, we need to ensure that all our children grow up with the resources and skills they need to become productive working adults.  Unfortunately for some kids, their future prosperity is challenged by the financial circumstances of their parents and…...

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