Legislative Updates

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At the Capitol: Supporting Nebraska Workers and Families

We stayed busy last week, with hearings throughout both the mornings and afternoons. Starting this week floor debate will resume each morning, with hearings throughout the afternoon. Hearings will wrap up by the end of March, and all-day floor debate will follow until session ends in early June. Appleseed has identified our 2023 legislative priorities […]

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At the Capitol: Justice and Opportunity for ALL Nebraskans

Last week was full of long days, late nights, and much-needed coffee while fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Last week’s highlights On Monday, we kicked off a week full of hearings in front of the Business and Labor Committee, testifying on how LB57 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh) would benefit workers and reduce business

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At the Capitol: Several Appleseed Priority Bills Up for Hearings

We’re already four weeks into the 2023 legislative session! Last week, the Legislature kicked off hearings, and this week we have several Appleseed priorities in front of committees. Your voice is vital to ensuring we are building a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive Nebraska. As a friendly reminder, here are few important updates on how you

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At the Capitol: Priority Bills and Upcoming Hearings

Last week, bill introduction ended with the Nebraska Legislature introducing more than 800 bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session. Committee hearings began this week on an afternoon-only schedule. During the weeks of January 30 and February 6, committee hearings will be held throughout the day. The Legislature will resume afternoon-only hearings the week of

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2023 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced more than 800 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 2023 session. ⤵️ Strengthening worker protections Supporting young people navigating the child

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At the Capitol: More Bills + Constitutional Amendments Introduced

Last week, we wrapped up the first full week of the Legislature’s 2023 session. Committees were finalized and new bills and constitutional amendments continued to be introduced. (Click here to see who is on which committee and here for a list of everything introduced so far.) Bill introduction will continue through tomorrow Wednesday, January 18,

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At the Capitol: Several Appleseed Priority Bills Introduced

Last week, the Nebraska Legislature officially kicked off the 2023 session, welcoming several new faces to the Unicameral. Senator John Arch was elected Speaker of the Legislature, committee chair elections were held, and committee assignments were reported. Bill introductions also began last week, and will continue through Wednesday, January 18. Hearings will start the week

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2023 Nebraska Legislative Session Begins Today!

Welcome to 2023! The Nebraska Legislature officially kicked off this year’s session today, welcoming several new faces to the Unicameral. On today’s agenda is committee leadership elections, followed by new bill introduction starting tomorrow through Day 10. Hearings on newly introduced legislation will begin in a few short weeks. There are a few important updates

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