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  • Neighbors Help Neighbors in Aftermath of Tornadoes

    May 23, 2024
    When things are at their worst, Nebraskans are at their best. It’s what makes our state the greatest in the nation – our people.
  • Gov. Pillen Joins 23 States Opposing WHO Pandemic Treaty Proposals

    May 23, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has joined the governors of 23 other states in opposition to the Biden administration’s expected commitment to two international agreements that would strengthen the World Health Organization’s (WHO) power to declare public health emergencies and grant the WHO Director-General authority over member states during such perceived emergencies. The agreements opposed would modify the WHO’s current International Health Regulations (IHRs) amendments ... read more
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

    May 15, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE - Governor Jim Pillen, in accordance with a request from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff, today, on Peace Officers Memorial Day.
  • Gov. Pillen Requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Early April Panhandle Storm

    May 06, 2024
     LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen requested a federal major disaster declaration for Nebraska counties impacted by winter storm conditions on April 6 and 7. The request includes the following eight counties: Banner, Cheyenne, Dawes, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and Sioux.
  • Nebraska Will Not Comply with the Biden Administration’s Rewrite of Title IX

    May 03, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced that Nebraska will not comply with the Biden administration’s new rules for Title IX. 
  • Gov. Pillen Responds to Expedited Federal Disaster Declaration

    May 03, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – At the request of Governor Jim Pillen, President Joe Biden granted a major disaster declaration for the state, triggering the release of federal funds to help Nebraska residents and communities recover from severe storms, straight line winds and tornadoes that occurred April 25-27. The action comes just one day following Gov. Pillen’s request for federal assistance to help those who were impacted by severe storms in Douglas and Washington counties. Gov. Pillen  ... read more
  • Gov. Pillen Joins Opposition to Proposed Legislation Moving Nebraska Air Guard to Space Force

    May 01, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE - Governor Jim Pillen is standing with 52 other state and territorial governors opposing proposed federal legislation that would endanger or deny their ability to act as commanders in chief over their respective National Guards.  He signed onto a letter, expressing concern over LP480, submitted by the Department of Defense to the Senate Armed Services Committee, calling for Air National Guard members to be incorporated into the Space Force.