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Nebraska Legislature: 2020 Early Childhood Policy Highlights

The 106th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die August 13. Here's an overview and summary of bills affecting early childhood policy from this year's session. Read More

August 20, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislature reconvenes July 20

The Legislatlure will reconvene July 20 for the final 17 days of this year's session, which was suspended in March due to COVID-19 emergency. Here's a look at what the remainder of the session holds and the status of bills FFN supports. Read More

July 14, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

COVID-19: Nebraska Legislature updates

Stay current on the latest news from state senators.  Read More

March 24, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislature convenes for 60-day session

The 106th Nebraska Legislature has convened for its short, 60-day session, with April 23 slated as the final day. Many priority issues and carryover bills from last session need to be addressed in this limited time, so it will be a very busy few months. Read More

January 09, 2020  |  Posted in General Legislation

Fremont shows leadership in how communities can invest in quality child care

Fremont City Council approved a $71,121 Local Option Economic Development Loan to enable an area entrepreneur to launch a business that will help address the workforce needs of a much wider circle of employers in the community. The business? Pearl Academy, an early childhood education and care center. Read More

September 05, 2019  |  Posted in Legislation

Highlights of the 2019 Nebraska legislative session

Here's a look at this year's contentious legislative session and updates on bills affecting early childhood, including those that were passed into law and those that will be held over for the 2020 session.  Read More

June 06, 2019  |  Posted in Legislation

First Five Nebraska testifies on legislative bills affecting early childhood

The 106th Nebraska Legislature is in the eighth week of its 2019 90-day session. Here are updates on six bills First Five Nebraska has testified on this session. They are: LB590, LB266, LB66, LB160, LB459 and LB341.

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February 28, 2019  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislature convenes first session of two-year bienniem

The 106th Nebraska Legislature, First Session, convened its 2019 session this week. The first day, new senators plus re-elected senators were sworn into office and Senator Jim Scheer was re-elected Speaker of the Legislature for the next two years. Senators also elected chair positions for the 14 standing committees, the Executive Board and the Committee on Committees. 

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January 10, 2019  |  Posted in Legislation

2019 Nebraska Legislature to convene January 9

The 106th Nebraska Legislature, First Session, will convene January 9 for 90 days, marking the beginning a new biennium that includes passing a two-year state budget. Read More

December 13, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Legislature: 2018 Early Childhood Policy Highlights

The 105th Nebraska Legislature, Second Session, adjourned sine die April 18. To balance the state budget, Governor Ricketts introduced across-the-board cuts resulting in early childhood programs receiving a 2% cut for FY2018-2019 and a 4% cut the following year. Here's our session-end report detailing specific bills impacting early childhood this session. Read More

April 26, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation
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