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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2018
Senator Hansen introduces bill to strengthen local communities through early childhood education
Statement from Senator Hansen
LINCOLN, NE – Today, Senator Matt Hansen introduced LB 880 to incorporate
an early childhood element into city planning.
The proposal would ask cities to include an assessment and evaluation of quality
licensed early childhood education programs into new comprehensive plans or
full updates to existing plans and would apply to cities of the metropolitan,
primary, and first and second classes.
“Today I introduced LB 880 because high quality and affordable child care is
important for working families in Nebraska,” said Sen. Hansen. “It is also an
essential economic driver for local communities to retain and recruit new
businesses and employees. As a state, we should support families and support
economic growth in our cities through access to strong early childhood education
The legislation is important in helping cities create long-term plans to ensure
positive health and education outcomes for children of all ages.