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LB 613: Create the Tax Modernization Commission

As introduced: LB 613 establishes the Tax Modernization Commission, the purpose of which is to continually review and recommend updates to Nebraska’s tax code in response to changing economies. The commission would be comprised of the Speaker of the Legislature and several legislative committee chair and vice chairs. Ex-officio members…...

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LB 405: Eliminate certain sales tax exemptions, corporate and individual income taxes, and the franchise tax and change other tax provisions

As introduced: LB 405 eliminates the income tax on individuals, estates, trusts, and corporations; eliminates the financial institutions franchise tax and select sales tax exemptions; changes reporting requirements for the Nebraska Tax Expenditure Report; and changes certain benefits under various tax incentive programs. LB 405 eliminates the income tax on…...

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LB 406: Change tax provisions

As introduced: LB 406 eliminates certain sales and use tax exemptions; eliminates the income tax on corporations; eliminates the financial institutions franchise tax; exempts certain retirement income from the Nebraska income tax; eliminates the earned income tax credit; changes benefits and requirements regarding certain tax incentive programs; makes adjustments to…...

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Research Coordinator

Job Summary:  Complete responsibility for data collection, analysis and compilation of the Kids Count in Nebraska annual report.  Develop and oversee additional Voices for Children in Nebraska research projects, provide research support to the Economic Policy and Research Coordinator.  Be the primary spokesperson for the Kids Count in Nebraska report.…...

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Child Welfare Policy Associate

  Position Summary:    As a member of the Voices for Children in Nebraska staff, the Child Welfare Policy Associate will work collaboratively to tell the whole story of children both at risk of abuse and neglect and in our child welfare system. They will assist the Policy Coordinator in driving…...

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Governor Seeking Input on Health Care Exchanges

On September 4, 2012 Governor Heineman invited representatives from 11 different organizations to speak about establishing a health care exchange in Nebraska.  Health care exchanges are a key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and will serve as a new marketplace where individuals and small businesses can purchase health…...

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LB 1015: Restoration of Cuts to Child Care Provider Rates

As introduced: In 2011, provider rates in the child care subsidy program were frozen for through 2013 with the limitation that they could not fall below the 50th percentile of current market rates.  This bill would have restored the rates to their original funding level in July of 2012. Introducing…...

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LB 1010: Increase the Food Stamp Gross Income Limit

As introduced: This bill would increase the gross income limit in the food stamp program to 185% of the federal poverty level (FPL) while keeping the net income limit at 100% of FPL.  This would allow families with high expenses for things like child care to continue to qualify for…...

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