Legislative Update

Special Legislative Session expected to begin this Thursday

It is anticipated that on Thursday, Governor Pillen will call a special legislative session to drastically change tax policy in Nebraska. We are concerned about the details outlined in the Governor’s proposed plan. The plan calls for 120+ new taxes on everyday goods and services, which would create a massive, unfair tax shift that will […]

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Nebraska Welcoming Session 2 on July 19! We’re All In For Language Access

Language access is foundational to creating communities and spaces where everyone feels they belong. We’ve heard from people across the state how important communication is and yet how hard it is.  For the second session of the annual Nebraska summer welcoming convening we will welcome Brittany Ford! She will share best practices for providing language

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Updates

Bridge to Independence Program Expansion!

The passage of LB50 during the 2023 legislative session included an important expansion to Nebraska’s Bridge to Independence (B2I) program that was TEN YEARS in the making – the inclusion of young people with juvenile justice experience into extended services and support for their successful transition to adulthood!  We are excited to share more information

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We turned in 138,000+ signatures for Paid Sick Leave!

Today, Appleseed gathered with advocates from across the state to turn in more than 138,000 signatures from 89 Nebraska counties in support of the Paid Sick Leave for Nebraskans ballot initiative! Thanks to the hard work of advocates and volunteers across our state, we’re confident that we’ve submitted more than enough signatures to qualify for

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Updates

Summer EBT in Nebraska 2024: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How

An example of a Nebraska Summer EBT card. Questions about this summer’s brand new, hard won, Nebraska Summer EBT program are coming up more and more so we want to do our part to make sure people understand it! Find resources below to dig in: Nebraska Appleseed and the Nebraska Department of Education hosted an

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News

RELEASE: New protections create long overdue stability for some long-time Nebraskans

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, June 18, 2024Contact:Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska Appleseed(402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: New protections create long overdue stability for some long-time Nebraskans Today, the Biden Administration announced a new process that will help keep families together and increase stability for immigrant community members married to U.S. citizens and for DACA residents.  Nebraska

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Updates

New unpaid meal debt law will make Nebraska kids healthier and less hungry

Kids and families across Nebraska have one fewer worry today as a new law that requires school districts to more responsibly collect unpaid meal debt takes effect. Passed as part of LB1329, the new law bans districts from using debt collections agencies to collect school unpaid meal debt. The law goes into effect on July

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We’re going to court over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations

Today, Nebraska Appleseed filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Nebraska Medicaid enrollee whose due process rights were violated by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) because they were terminated from Medicaid without adequate notice. In March 2023, DHHS began reviewing Medicaid enrollments following the end of pandemic-era protections. DHHS has since

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RELEASE: Nebraskan files lawsuit over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, June 11, 2024Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Nebraskan files lawsuit over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations Inadequate notices from Nebraska DHHS violate Medicaid enrollees’ due process rights LINCOLN, NE – Today, Nebraska Appleseed filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Nebraska Medicaid enrollee whose due process rights were

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Foster Care Friday: Moving Forward

This Foster Care Awareness Month, we’ve reflected on the thousands of young people and families affected by Nebraska’s child welfare system.  We shared that low-income families, families of color, and LGBTQ+ identifying young people are especially vulnerable to child welfare system involvement – and often unnecessarily. We shared that Nebraska’s data is particularly egregious, especially

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