Juvenile Justice Advocate Reflects On Forty Years Of Changes In The System

January 11th, 2013

By Bill Kelly

Seward, NE — County Court Judge Gerald Rouse reflects on more than four decades of changes in the legal system that deals with children in trouble with the law and families in crisis.

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Legislature ‘asserted its independence’ in 2012 session

April 24th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Legislature finished its session last week, and the effects of their actions on everything from child welfare to taxes will be felt in the coming months and years.

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Lawmakers override veto on social service payments

April 3rd, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Legislature overrode Gov. Dave Heineman’s veto of payments to social service agencies who went unpaid during child welfare privatization.

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Lawmakers wrestle with tax cuts, pipeline, and Medicaid

March 20th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Debate began on a new tax cut proposal, a new amendment affecting the Keystone XL pipeline was unveiled, and senators argued over Medicaid services for children in the Legislature Tuesday.

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Capitol: Lawmakers advance funding for University projects

March 14th, 2012

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – The Legislature gave first-round approval to proposed changes in the state budget today, as sniping continued over whether a tax cut could fit into it.

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National group takes aim at Nebraska child welfare

March 12th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – A national advocacy group took aim at Nebraska’s child welfare system today.

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