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Legislative Update

The 2014 Legislative session comes to a close this week when senators adjourn sine die on Thursday.  We’re pleased to let you know several of our big priority bills passed this session! Let’s take a quick look back at the highlights at the Capitol in 2014. Immigration reform resolution passes last week LR 399 (Sen. […]

First ACA enrollment a success! So, now what?

A big congratulations is in order for all of the organizations and individuals who worked tirelessly throughout our state to make the first Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period a success! As of Monday, March 31st,  7.1 million people across the country have successfully enrolled in private coverage through the federally run Health Insurance Marketplace […]

Rally to support opportunities for Nebraska’s hardworking families

On Tuesday, the Nebraska Legislature voted down LB 943, a bill that would have raised Nebraska’s minimum wage to $9 per hour for hourly employees and increased the minimum wage for workers who earn tips to 70 percent of that standard minimum wage.  Introduced by Sen. Nordquist, with the tipped minimum wage amendment from Sen. […]

Legislative Update

We are just seven days away from the close of the 2014 Nebraska Legislature session and several important bills await debate, and hopefully passage.  Read on to see how your voice can influence these debates and get caught up on the Legislature action from last week. Legislature fails to pass bill to raise minimum wage […]

News and Events from Nebraska Appleseed – April 2014

In this April edition of “Appleseed in Action”: Wellness In Nebraska Act filibustered in Legislature Priority bills advance at the Capitol Inter-American Commission hearing on workers’ human rights abuses “Rock Enroll” draws Nebraskans to Get Covered Karen quilting exhibit showcases immigrants’ stories Wellness In Nebraska Act filibuster denies health coverage for 54,000 Nebraskans On March […]

Take Action – Stand up for Hardworking Nebraskans

You have the chance today to speak up for thousands of hardworking Nebraskans by asking your state senator to support LB 943 to raise the minimum wage in our state. This bill will be debated by the Legislature either today or tomorrow, so please call or email your state senator’s office now and urge them […]