Senators pass important early childhood legislation during the 2021 session

The first session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die May 27. During the 90-day session, senators debated and passed critical pieces of legislation, including a biennium budget, a Social Security tax cut and a bill to temporarily expand income eligibility limits for Child Care Subsidy. In total, lawmakers passed 200 bills this session. Because this was the first year of the two-year biennium, remaining bills will be carried over to the 2022 session.

Senators will return for a special session in the fall for redistricting, the process of adjusting Congressional and Legislative district boundaries every 10 years based on new Census data. Before adjourning, policymakers debated LR134 to set guidelines and policies for the complicated redistricting process.

Interim session
First Five Nebraska worked with several senators to introduce legislative resolutions for five interim studies. We look forward to engaging stakeholders in the upcoming months on the School Readiness Tax Credit, home visitation programs, maternal mental health and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.

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