Katie Pitts

Legislative Update

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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Legislative Update

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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Legislative Update

At the Capitol: It’s the Final Week of Session!

Yesterday, Speaker John Arch announced that the final day of session will be tomorrow, Thursday, June 1, which will conclude the 2023 session a few days ahead of schedule! Last week, Governor Pillen vetoed several portions of the state budget, including urgently-needed funds for affordable housing and Medicaid and child welfare provider reimbursement rates. There

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Legislative Update

At the Capitol: Gender Affirming Care + Abortion Bans Up TODAY

There are only three full weeks of session remaining. Last week, senators continued debate on the mainline budget bills and on various appropriations issues. Once the budget is done, senators will complete other bills that distribute state funds and work towards finishing up the session over the few remaining weeks.  In addition to monitoring the

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