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(Lincoln, Neb.) September 18, 2014 - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman is highlighting the “It’s My Life!” conference scheduled for Sept. 22-24, sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The conference is for people with developmental disabilities, their families and those with whom they work.
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(Lincoln, Neb.) September 17, 2014 - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman discussed Nebraska’s efforts to expand international trade efforts specifically in Japan, and announced that Nebraska has been chosen to host the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association’s 50th annual conference in September 2018. The Governor was joined by
Dacia Kruse, Department of Economic Development Acting Director; Greg Ibach, Director of the Department of Agriculture; and Melissa Ross, Director of Marketing with Oxbow Animal Health to speak about Nebraska’s robust trade partnerships with Japan.
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(Lincoln, Neb.) September 17, 2014 - Gov. Dave Heineman today awarded eight Nebraska communities with $1,779,800 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to pursue projects in the public works category. Funding went to Howells, Newman Grove, Peru, Phillips, Plainview, Scribner, South Sioux City and Wakefield.
(Lincoln, Neb.) September 16, 2014 - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will meet next week with the state’s six Behavioral Health Regions to discuss the allocation of funds that were not spent by the regions during the last fiscal year. Last year, the regions were allocated $71 million, with $4.2 million unspent. The funds are used for mental health, substance abuse and preventive services throughout the state.
(Lincoln, Neb.) September 15, 2014 - Today, Gov. Dave Heineman and First Lady Sally Ganem shared the message, “Being prepared for emergencies isn’t just for people.” The Governor and First Lady were joined by Snickers, Nebraska’s First Puppy, at the State Capitol to promote the importance of emergency preparedness for pets.
(Lincoln, Neb.) September 10, 2014 - In anticipation of an expected Presidential Proclamation, Gov. Dave Heineman is directing that flags at all state buildings and facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 11 in observance of Patriot Day.