Bill Would Allow Parents Wiggle Room to Keep Child Care Subsidy

Nebraska parents could soon have the ability to take a pay raise and keep their child care subsidy. A bill introduced by Sen. Tanya Cook, of Omaha, would disregard 10 percent of income when determining eligibility for Nebraska's child care subsidy program. The disregard would apply after 12 continuous months on the program. Cook says parents now earning $1 more than the income requirement become ineligible for the subsidy. Cook wants to provide breathing room for those who may be in a transition, such as a divorce.