Child care subsidy eligibility gets an adjustment

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Updated: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:49:18 CST

The productive morning on the unicameral floor continued with the passage of a bill targeted at helping hard working parents. Senator Tanya Cook's bill passed with a 44 to 0 vote. LB 959 would disregard income when determining continued eligibility for the state's child care subsidy program. The bill would therefore prevent working mothers and fathers from turning down raises in order to keep their subsidies. LB 959 would disregard up to a 10 percent increase of the household's gross earned income. The bill does not, however, change the initial eligibility of child care subsidies.