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  • Capitol Tree Lighting & Hometown Christmas Details Released

    December 04, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE --   An annual celebration, now in its 75th year, will play out once again on Sunday, Dec. 10 in the State Capitol Rotunda. Governor Jim Pillen and First Lady Suzanne Pillen will host the official lighting of the State Christmas Tree. The event includes music, singers, holiday carols and a countdown to flipping the switch on the decorated 20 foot, Colorado blue spruce donated by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District.
  • Gov. Pillen Joins Letter Calling for Halt to Foreign Land Grabs

    December 04, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has joined 16 Republican governors in calling on President Joe Biden, the U.S. Congress, and other federal leaders to take necessary action protecting states from being targeted in land grabs by foreign, adversarial nations. While some states have passed legislation to restrict foreign land ownership, the governors say more needs to happen at the national level.
  • Gov. Pillen Makes Case for Growing Biobased Economy at National Convention

    November 22, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen is making the case for growing a biobased economy in Nebraska. He delivered remarks and participated in multiple panel discussions during the Alternative Fuels and Chemical Coalition (AFCC) Global Biobased Economy Conference in Washington D.C. This annual event brings together industry leaders, policymakers, researchers, and innovators to explore the latest developments, challenges, and opportunities in this rapidly growing sector.
  • Gov. Pillen & Agency Leaders Focus on Holiday and Winter Travel Resources

    November 22, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen is putting a focus on holiday and winter travel. He, along with representatives from the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), are offering reminders to drivers and encouraging precautions.
  • Gov. Pillen Issues Proclamation, Announces Actions to Fight Antisemitism and Support Nebraska’s Jewish Communities

    November 22, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE -- Today, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced a whole-of-government strategy to fight antisemitism and issued a suit of actions to condemn surging antisemitism, enhance public safety and re-emphasize the State of Nebraska’s strong support for the State of Israel as it defends itself against barbaric Iran-backed terrorism. 
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of First Lady Rosalynn Carter

    November 22, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen, in accordance with a request from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags be flown at half-staff to honor former first lady Rosalynn Carter. The order is effective Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, until sunset, on the day of Carter’s interment, Wednesday, Nov. 29.
  • Gov. Pillen Appoints Neher as District Court Judge for the Eleventh Judicial District

    November 17, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced his appointment of Matthew Neher of Lexington as district court judge for the Eleventh Judicial District of Nebraska. That district includes Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Frontier, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties.