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 […]
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
We were thrilled to see Governor Pillen announce today that Nebraska will be the 36th state opting into the Summer EBT program for summer 2024! This program will bring in $18 million in benefits to kids to help cover higher food costs families face during the summer months. This win would not have been possible
***For Immediate Release***Monday, February 12 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) email@example.com 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
***For Immediate Release***Friday, February 9, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) firstname.lastname@example.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.
Each year, our Food and Nutrition Access team shows up at the Nebraska Legislature to advocate for bills that expand food access for some of the Nebraskans who need it most. With so many bills flying around this session, here are some of the bills we’re most excited about when it comes to keeping food
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
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,
Last week, the Legislature started on hearings and floor debate. Floor debate will continue to take place in the mornings, and hearings will be held in the afternoons. Hearings are currently scheduled to run through February 29. We are excited to share that Senator Ray Aguilar of Grand Island made LB952 his personal priority bill.
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