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Nebraska Legislators Adjourn Sine Die

The first session of Nebraska's 105th Legislature adjourned Sine Die on May 23, Senators tackled many important issues and introduced nearly 700 bills, but the session was dominated by efforts to achieve a balanced budget despite significant revenue shortfalls. See our report on bills we identified as high-priority during this legislative session. 

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May 24, 2017  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislation to Watch

Nebraska senators introduced nearly 700 bills in the first 10 days of the current legislative session. Of those, we’ve identified six as priority bills and 90 others that have the potential to impact the earliest years of a child’s life. Read More

February 16, 2017  |  Posted in Legislation

105th Nebraska Legislature, First Session, Convenes

The Nebraska Legislature convened the first session of the 105th Legislature yesterday. Senator Jim Scheer was elected Speaker, replacing Senator Galen Hadley whose term ended in December due to term limits.  Read More

January 05, 2017  |  Posted in Legislation

A Look Back: Senator Kathy Campbell

Senator Kathy Campbell continues our blog series by term-limited senators looking back over their eight years in the Nebraska Legislature. Thank you for your service to Nebraska Senator Campbell.  Read More

December 15, 2016  |  Posted in General Legislation

A Look Back: Senator Tanya Cook

This is part of a series of blog posts by Nebraska's term-limited senators. We thank them for their dedication and service to Nebraska. In this post, Senator Tanya Cook looks back on her eight years representing District 13.  Read More

December 01, 2016  |  Posted in General

A Look Back: Senator Beau McCoy

This is the first in a series of blog posts by Nebraska's term-limited senators. We thank them for their dedication and service to Nebraska. In this post, Senator Beau McCoy looks back at his eight years representing District 39. Read More

June 09, 2016  |  Posted in General

Legislature Adjourns Sine Die; Senators' Bipartisan Support for Early Childhood Remains Strong

Our Legislative Highlights report summarizes bills affecting the early learning and development of our state's youngest learners.  Read More

April 20, 2016  |  Posted in General

Senator Mello: Nebraska is Well-Positioned to Continue to Invest in Our Children, Grow Our Economy

Appropriations Committee Chair Mello sees tremendous opportunity for policymakers to improve the lives of Nebraska's children and families while continuing to build on our state’s overall economic momentum. Read More

July 16, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

Early Childhood Highlights from Nebraska’s 2015 Legislative Session

Balancing a wide variety of public interests and with great bipartisan support, the Nebraska Legislature again recognized the critical importance of children’s early years prior to adjourning the 2015 legislative session on May 29.  Of preeminent importance to First Five Nebraska is public policy that recognizes the development of the brain in the early years literally shapes the learning capacity for the rest of a child’s life. Here's a summary of our highest priority bills from the 2015 legislative session. Read More

June 04, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

LB489 Provides New Option to Help Close Achievement Gap

LB489 allows child care providers to partner with school districts to receive Sixpence Early Learning Fund grants, making them critical partners in local efforts to close the achievement gap for Nebraska's youngest, most at-risk children. Read More

March 06, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation
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