Press Releases

  • ADVISORY: Governor Pillen to Put Spotlight on Severe Weather Awareness

    March 21, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will declare March 27-31 “Severe Weather Awareness Week” on Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. in the Governor’s Hearing Room. Governor Pillen will discuss the importance of being prepared for severe weather in Nebraska, alongside Major General Daryl Bohac, director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Annually, third grade students across the state are invited to take part in a poster contest, highlighting the importance of severe ... read more
  • ADVISORY: Governor Pillen to Declare 'Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month'

    March 20, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will declare March "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month" on Tuesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. in the Warner Chamber. Governor Pillen will be joined by Tony Green, the Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities within the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and others who support developmental disability partner organizations.
  • Governor Pillen Seeks Applicants for NPPD Board

    March 10, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Due to the vacancy in Subdivision 5 for the Nebraska Public Power District Board of Directors, Governor Jim Pillen is now accepting applications to fill the vacancy. 
  • Governor Pillen Urges Support for LB 753

    March 06, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen urged legislators to support LB 753 to make sure children across the state get the educational choices they need to succeed.
  • Governor Pillen Calls Upon PSC to Focus on Rail Safety

    March 06, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen reacted to media reports that the Nebraska Public Service Commission has failed to employ a railroad track safety inspector for two decades. He is calling on the agency to refocus efforts to protect public safety.
  • Governor Pillen Issues EO Banning State Use of CCP Tech

    March 02, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced his issuance of an executive order banning the state of Nebraska and its contractors from using communications equipment and services produced by Huawei Technologies, ZTE Corporation, Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, and Dahua Technology and their subsidiaries and affiliates. Each of these companies are owned or controlled by the Chinese Communist Party and are on the Federal Communications ... read more
  • Governor Pillen Declares 'National Pig Day', Names Office Pig

    March 01, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen was joined by fourth graders to help celebrate Nebraska’s 156th Statehood Birthday and National Pig Day by naming the office’s metal pig. Two fourth graders, representing Christ Lutheran School in Lincoln and Spirit and Grace Academy in Elkhorn, selected the name “Petunia” from the Governor’s cowboy hat.
  • ADVISORY: Governor Pillen to Name Office Pig on National Pig Day

    February 28, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will declare Wednesday, March 1, 2023 "National Pig Day" and announce the name of the metal pig that has taken up residence in the reception area of the Governor’s office. Since Inauguration, visitors have had the opportunity to put their suggested names into a bowl. Fourth-graders will be on hand to help Governor Pillen make the final selection.
  • Governor Pillen Comments on Revenue Forecast

    February 24, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen reacted today to the decision by the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board (NEFAB) to make no additional adjustments to the revenue forecast, as presented last October. That forecast was used to determine the sustainability of tax cuts and proposals to benefit Nebraska children, which were included in the Governor’s budget.
  • Governor Pillen Testifies in Support of LB 706

    February 22, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen testified in support of LB 706, a bill that clears the way for the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) to exercise bonding authority to accelerate completion of highway capital improvement projects, identified in the Build Nebraska Act (BNA).