[jbox color=”white” width=”800″ shadow=”3″ jbox_css=”color:#800080; border:4px solid #2a5555;” content_css=”color:#393939;” icon=”http://grassrootsne.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/gin-exclamation-point-e1333583663780.jpg” title=”Important Article Note”] One of the subjects in this article has become part of a long-running series provides. Readers interested in this issue are encouraged to see a list of related articles, found at the following link: GiN articles about LB1110, Prenatal coverage, Medicaid expansion […]
By Shelli Dawdy On December 9th, we published an article about the “Symposium on Maternal Child Health in Nebraska” convened by the National Association of Social Workers and United Nations Foundation in Omaha on September 30, 2010. As I reported, friends from Omaha arranged for a person to attend the event for the purpose of […]
Several articles we’ve published recently reported on a meeting of Nebraska Senators representing districts in Lancaster that occurred on November 17 in Lincoln. One of those articles, NE Senators Meeting 11/17 Part 2: Voices Not Often Heard, focused on remarks Linda and I made addressing core questions regarding the true purpose of government and whether or not the $900 million+ – $1.4 billion budget shortfall is being taken seriously enough. Linda focused in particular on the serious problems with Nebraska’s Medicaid system. Following the meeting, Linda sent a letter to the Senators who attended to reinforce several of the points she’d made, which we are sharing, below. Linda did some additional research following writing her letter, which lays out even more problems coming with Medicaid, which you can read about HERE. Read full article47% of Nebraska Births Paid for By the State: Is that Good?
By Shelli Dawdy Big thanks to Linda for helping with this to refresh my memory! Yesterday we published an article about the meeting of Nebraska State Senators representing districts in Lancaster County that occurred last Wednesday, November 17. As noted, the first half of the meeting was allocated for the purpose of taking public input […]
As a couple of Americans who have spent too much time focused on Washington, D.C. and not enough within our state (but making an effort to change this), we wonder whether the maneuvers regarding a certain piece of legislation introduced last session is common practice in the Nebraska Unicameral. We suspect it may well be. […]
Yesterday, I received an email alert from the Nebraska Advisory Group regarding an emergency bill that has been introduced by State Senator Kathy Campbell. Thirty-six of the forty-nine Senators voted to suspend the rules to allow Campbell’s bill to be introduced. This step was necessary because the introduction of new bills is closed for this […]