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  • Making the Case for Property Tax Reform

    July 12, 2024
    The health of Nebraska’s economy is at stake when state senators return to Lincoln for the special legislative session I’m convening July 25. Our decades-long property tax crisis must be resolved. Not getting the job done is unacceptable.
  • CIR Upholds Governor Pillen’s Order for State Employees to Return to Workplace

    July 11, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE -- Today the Nebraska Commission of Industrial Relations (CIR), which rules on labor disputes, issued an order upholding Governor Jim Pillen’s November 2023 executive order (EO 23-17) for all state employees to return to their workplaces. The CIR’s decision completely upheld the validity of the Governor’s executive order, ruling that the issue of ordering the state’s workforce back to the office is fully under the Governor’s executive authority and dismissing all the Nebraska ... read more
  • Gov. Pillen, Mayor Stothert Announce Additional State Investments into Three Shovel-Ready Capital Projects in Metro Omaha

    July 11, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced additional funding for three Omaha-area projects through the state’s Shovel-Ready Capital Recovery & Investment Act (Shovel-Ready) program. Omaha Performing Arts, Joslyn Art Museum, and the Elkhorn Athletic Association initially each received awards of $3.86 million through the State’s first round of Shovel-Ready awards, announced in June 2022. After a reallocation of unspent program funds, the ... read more
  • Cultivating a Culture of Love & Life

    July 11, 2024
    We are winning the fight to protect unborn babies here in Nebraska. After I signed a new law last year to ban abortions after 12 weeks, elective abortions dropped nearly nine percent, marking tremendous progress toward the goal of ending abortion in Nebraska.
  • DNR Director Riley Announces Departure from State Government

    July 09, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced that Tom Riley, director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be leaving his position with the state and transitioning back to the private sector. Riley’s last day with the agency will be Aug. 2. “I appreciate Director Riley’s public service to the state, and I wish him the best in all future endeavors,” said Gov. Pillen. Riley was appointed director of DNR in November 2020.
  • Lt. Governor Kelly to Lead Trade Mission to Indonesia

    July 05, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – In just over a week, Lieutenant Governor Joe Kelly will lead a 20-plus member trade delegation to Indonesia. The week and a half long visit will include representatives from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED), University of Nebraska, and several representatives of Nebraska’s agricultural producers.
  • Gov. Pillen Encourages Celebration of the 4th of July

    July 03, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Ahead of July 4 festivities, Governor Jim Pillen offered the following message to Nebraskans: