Nebraska bill could benefit low-income parents

By: AP
By: AP

Lincoln, NE (AP) - Some low-income parents would have a greater incentive to seek raises and promotions at work and to save for a child's college education, under a bill in the Nebraska Legislature.

The measure that advanced Wednesday would allow parents to disregard portions of their income when re-applying for a state child care subsidy. The amount of income disregarded would gradually increase, but the eligibility requirements would return to normal after three years.

Sen. Tanya Cook of Omaha says some parents have turned down raises because they would immediately disqualify them from the subsidy.

The bill could also make it easier for low-income families to participate in Nebraska's state-sponsored college savings plan, if they qualify for public benefits.

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The bill is LB359

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