Improving public safety and the economy through investments in Nebraska's youngest citizens
Nebraska’s uniquely nonpartisan state house has been pressed with budget challenges, facing a looming shortfall of $200 million in 2016. State policymakers are looking at agencies from corrections to transportation for potential cuts. Early education is one program that has remained unscathed, and will likely continue to be an important issue. Our members in Nebraska are working to educate lawmakers about the connections between a strong start in life and productivity in adulthood. These leaders were a driving force behind the legislature’s decision to create a tax credit for high-quality child care providers in 2016, and to maintain state funding for early education in Nebraska.