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The Future of Medicaid and CHIP

A new proposal by the House Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act apparently is in the works but has neither been widely shared among members nor made public. What we do know is that 304,000 Iowa children have coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and any proposal to turn Medicaid and […]

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Bill Proposes Grandparents Get a Say in Guardianship Cases

By Hannah McCarthy for New Hampshire Public Radio A new bill proposing that grandparents play a bigger role in guardianship cases involving their grandchildren had its first hearing at the State House Tuesday. Lawmakers were surprised by how few people showed up to testify on a bill that would allow grandparents a say in guardianship […]

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Mainely Kids

Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Maine Thousands of Mainers have gained coverage, and hundreds of thousands more have had their coverage substantially improved. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans over the last six years. […]

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Take a stand for families

“I can’t believe how much child care costs.” Chances are, you’ve heard this from a parent, or said it yourself. Early care and education are critical for a child’s developing brain. Reliable, flexible child care options are essential for working parents trying to make ends meet. But they are out of reach for too many […]

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    Thunderclap: We NEED affordable child care!

    On Tuesday, April 25th, advocates from across the country will be rallying at the Capitol to make high-quality, affordable child care a national priority. Raise your voice with us by signing up for our Thunderclap. What is a thunderclap? It’s a tool that lets us send lots of tweets/Facebook posts at the exact moment that […]

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    Have you heard about the new Community Solutions Fund?

    The Community Solutions Fund for Healthy Child Development was supported by the Minnesota Voice Coalition and Every Child Matters in Minnesota to address racial disparities in our state. The fund will be overseen by a Community Solutions Advisory Council made up of community leaders and childhood experts. They will provide outreach, technical assistance, and development […]

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    Get to know MFIP

    The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is the Minnesota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. MFIP decreases financial barriers for over 35,000 working families in Minnesota by providing a number of benefits including food and income support. Some highlights of the program include: Working with a job counselor to create an employment plan Support […]

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  • MN Issues

    Child Care Every child has the right to high-quality care. In Minnesota, 74 percent of children under six have all parents in the workforce, making affordable, high-quality child care a necessity. Every Child Matters in Minnesota pressures state lawmakers to increase state funding for child care and ensure that all children have the care they […]

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    #Message2Mulvaney Partner Toolkit

    Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), wants to eliminate before- and afterschool programs that serve over 1.6 million kids because he believes the programs don’t work. This is simply not true. Before and after school programs are proven to improve students’ academic performance. Defunding these programs would harm the children […]

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