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Economic Stability

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 LB 1015 – Change the child care reimbursement rate

February 6, 2012 To: Appropriations Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1015 to change the child care reimbursement rate...

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Bills, Hearings, and Fiscal Notes – Oh My!

The month of January has flown by here at Voices for Children. With so many of the services that serve our mostvulnerable children and families in crisis, we’ve been burning the midnight oil to make sure kids’ voices are heard in Lincoln on any number of issues. During the session…...

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Support LB 1041 – DHHS Delivery Improvement and Efficiency Act

  Today, we testified in support of LB 1041, a bill designed to address challenges of the ACCESS Nebraska system. February 1, 2012 To: Health and Human Services Committee From: Aubrey Mancuso, Policy Coordinator RE:  Support for LB 1041, the Department of Health and Human Services Delivery Improvement and Efficiency…...

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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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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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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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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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