Thank you, State Senator
Congratulations to former State Senator John Stinner and his wife, Rita, on receiving the Distinguished NEBRASKALander Award.
Senator Stinner was active in advancing early childhood issues throughout his tenure in the Legislature, served as an Early Childhood Fellow in a national fellowship program and was instrumental in passing important early childhood legislation. LR390 studied and reported on the impact of the pandemic on Nebraska's early childhood care and education system; LB342 increased the annual state appropriation for Sixpence by $2.5 million and an amendment to last year's state budget bill provided $4 million in ARPA funding to assist Nebraska communities with starting or expanding child care programs. We appreciate Senator Stinner’s leadership in supporting our state's young children and their families!
In the photo are Senator and Rita Stinner (right) and FFN Policy Advisor Mitchell Clark and his wife, Krista. Mitch served as Senator Stinner's legislative aide before joining FFN.