Press Releases

  • Governor Pillen Appoints Fire Marshal

    January 27, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced he is appointing Scott Cordes as the Nebraska State Fire Marshal. Cordes will replace Shane Hunter, who stepped down due to personal health issues. 
  • Governor Pillen Appoints Public Service Commissioner for District 2

    January 27, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced he is appointing Christian Mirch to serve as the District 2 Commissioner on the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The position was previously held by Crystal Rhoades who was elected last fall to serve as the Douglas County Clerk of the District Court.
  • Governor Jim Pillen 2023 State of the State Address

    January 26, 2023
    President Kelly; Speaker Arch; members of the 108th Legislature; tribal leaders; family, friends and distinguished guests; my fellow Nebraskans: Our family has had an incredible experience over the last two years, ever since we accepted the calling to campaign across Nebraska to become its 41st Governor. We are truly humbled.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of the Tragedy in Monterey Park, California

    January 23, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, 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 immediately to honor the victims of the deadly shooting in Monterey Park, California.
  • Governor Pillen Announces Historic Tax Relief Bills

    January 18, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen, accompanied by several state senators including members of the Revenue Committee, announced six priority bills for the Legislative session aimed at transforming Nebraska's tax code, making our state's tax system more competitive with other states, improving workforce development, and providing parents and their children additional choices for education.
  • Governor Announces Education Finance Bills

    January 17, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen, accompanied by several state senators including members of the Legislature's Education Committee, announced three priority bills for the Legislative session aimed at increasing the state's investment in education and reducing school reliance on property taxes. 
  • Governor to Announce Tax Relief Agenda

    January 17, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will announce the introduction of his tax relief priority bills on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m. Governor Pillen will be joined by the state senators who will be introducing the bills.
  • Governor to Announce Education Agenda

    January 17, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will announce the introduction of his education priority bills on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:30 a.m. Governor Pillen will be joined by the state senators who will be introducing the bills.
  • Governor Pillen Announces Senate Appointment

    January 12, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced that former Governor Pete Ricketts will be appointed as Nebraska's next U.S. Senator. Governor Pillen and Senator-designate Ricketts were joined by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, Lieutenant Governor Joe Kelly, Attorney General Mike Hilgers, Secretary of State Bob Evnen, State Treasurer John Murante, and 30 state senators.
  • ADVISORY: Governor Pillen to Announce Senate Appointment

    January 11, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Tomorrow, Governor Jim Pillen will announce his appointee to the U.S. Senate. The appointment will become effective on Thursday, January 12, 2023.