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By Matthew Hansen
Journalist 

Nebraska's child care problems are hurting businesses and the state's bottom line

 

October 22, 2020



Together, and only together, Nebraskans can rebuild the state’s struggling child care system, which is reeling during COVID-19.

We can do it in a way that makes age-old problems, like a statewide shortage of quality child care, largely disappear. And we can do it in a way that benefits families, companies, communities and our state economy.

That was the message Nebraskans delivered to the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee at a recent hearing. Child care providers, the University of Nebraska’s president, business leaders and experts made the case to state senators that solving thi...



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