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A Path Forward on Access Nebraska

It’s summer, and while many of you are hopefully getting out the road map to head off on summer adventures, some of our state Senators are beginning their work on a different kind of road map. Our public benefit programs like Medicaid, child care subsidy, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP…...

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Race for Results: Asian Children in Nebraska

Last month, the Annie E. Casey foundation released the “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children” policy report. This report explored the intersection of kids, race and opportunity and debuts the new Race for Results Index.  Over the past several weeks, Voices for Children has featured…...

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Race for Results: Latino Children in Nebraska

A couple weeks ago the Annie E. Casey Foundation published the Race for Results: building a path to opportunity for all children report. This report explores the intersection of kids, race, and opportunity and features the new Race for Results. This index is based on 12 indicators measuring children’s success and…...

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Race for Results Series: American Indian Children in Nebraska

A couple weeks ago the Annie E. Casey Foundation published the Race for Results: building a path to opportunity for all children report. This report explores the intersection of kids, race, and opportunity and features the new Race for Results. This index is based on 12 indicators measuring children’s success and…...

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Juvenile Justice Reform Benefits Entire State

Over the past couple of years, the Legislature has taken important action to improve the lives of Nebraska’s children – from prenatal care to child welfare reform, from child care to steps to transform our juvenile justice system. All of these investments have made and will continue to make a…...

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Federal Child Care Bill Takes an Important Step Forward

Last week, the United States Senate advanced a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the primary source of federal funding for child care assistance. CCDBG funds are important because they help ensure that kids are safe so parents can work.  If the bill is passed…...

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New Poll Shows Majority of Nebraskans Support Minimum Wage Increase

Voices for Children released a new poll today showing that 55% of Nebraskans support increasing the minimum wage with only 33% in opposition and the remaining undecided.  The poll surveyed a weighted sample of 600 Nebraskans from across the state late last month.  The poll found particularly strong support for increasing…...

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Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day

Tomorrow, Voices for Children, along with Hunger Free Heartland, the Food Bank of the Heartland, the Food Bank of Lincoln, and others who care about ending hunger in Nebraska are hosting an Anti-Hunger Advocacy Day. This event will allow people to learn about hunger in Nebraska, important programs that help…...

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Voices for Children Joins Rebuild Nebraska

Nebraska’s state motto used to be “the good life”, but what does that really mean? To us, it means a Nebraska with strong, safe, healthy communities where all kids have the opportunity to reach their full potential.  There are many elements of a strong community including access to quality public…...

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LB 22: Change Parenting Act provisions (Joint Legal and parenting time emphasis)

As introduced: LB22 was introduced to change provisions of the Parenting Act relating to findings and parenting plans. LB22 specifically declares that the Legislature recognizes that the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests. LB22 further…...

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