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Legislative Update

At the Capitol: Priority bills have been selected

It’s Day 30 today, which means we are officially halfway through the 2024 legislative session.  Today, Speaker Arch announced his Speaker priority bills and included LB233 (J. Cavanaugh) among that list! LB233 proposes to end the child support penalty in Nebraska’s Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) program.  Additionally last week, senators and committees finalized and […]

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At the Capitol: LB285 Advances to Select File!

It’s Day 27, and we’re almost halfway through the Nebraska Legislature’s 2024 session! Check out last week’s highlights and this week’s key hearings below:  LB285 Advances to Select File! We’re so excited to share that LB285 (Senator Lynne Walz) passed its first round of debate and has been placed on select file! This bill makes

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At the Capitol: Fighting for Justice & Opportunity for All Nebraskans

It’s Day 23 of the Nebraska Legislature’s 2024 session! We’re at the Capitol every day, continuing to fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Check out last week’s highlights and this week’s key hearings below:  Last Week’s Highlights Last week, we testified in SUPPORT of several bills: Click here to see all of the

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2024 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced almost 600 new bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Nebraska Appleseed Priority Bills  Here are some of the legislative priorities that Appleseed is supporting during the 2024 session. ⤵️ Supporting young people navigating the child welfare system Expanding

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2023 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Last Thursday, the Legislature adjourned sine die, meaning the body has concluded its work for the session.  This year’s session was a challenging one. We saw a breaking of many norms and increased partisanship. The number of contentious issues on the floor, plus the increasing use of the filibuster, unfortunately meant that many priority bills

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