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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Legislative Update

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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News

RELEASE: Nebraska Opts Into Summer EBT Program

***For Immediate Release***Monday, February 12 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) 612-0241sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: Nebraska Opts Into Summer EBT ProgramThis ensures 150,000 kids can access healthy meals this summer  LINCOLN, NE – On February 12, 2024, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Nebraska DHHS CEO Steve Corsi, and Dr. Brian Maher, commissioner

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News

RELEASE: Advocates Call for End to Harmful Lifetime SNAP Bans

***For Immediate Release***Friday, February 9, 2024  Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) 612-0241sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: Advocates Call for End to Harmful Lifetime SNAP Ban2024 legislation at the state and federal level could end the harm caused by Nebraska’s lifetime ban on food assistance for those with certain past drug convictions.

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Legislative Update

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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Call to action

Stop the Senate’s harmful immigration proposal for families & communities

It is unacceptable to trade away life-saving protections. The U.S. must honor its values of welcoming families and people seeking safety. Instead, the Senate is proposing to trade away life-saving protections in current immigration and asylum law as part of other funding negotiations. These changes would create more chaos at the border, sending children, mothers,

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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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