Press Releases

  • Governor Pillen Declares September as National Preparedness Month in Nebraska

    September 19, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen has declared September as National Preparedness Month in Nebraska. He is reminding all Nebraskans how important it is for individuals, families, and communities to prepare for disasters and emergencies.
  • Governor Pillen Signs Joint Governors Letter to President Biden on the Border Crisis

    September 19, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen joined twenty-five other United States Governors in a joint letter calling for President Biden to address the crisis at the southern border and provide states with accurate information on border crossings.
  • Gov. Pillen Passes Along Appreciation to Veterans of Korean War

    September 15, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen said his recent trade mission to South Korea and Japan was memorable for many reasons, including the sincere appreciation expressed for America’s military veterans. South Korea is marking the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, an event that essentially marked the end of the three-year conflict. While he was in South Korea, Governor Pillen was presented with a pin commemorating the anniversary. He said while there ... read more
  • Gov. Pillen Concludes Successful Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

    September 14, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen and delegation members concluded their successful trade mission to East Asia. During the 10-day journey to South Korea and Japan, the Nebraska delegation engaged in high-level meetings with government officials, key customers of Nebraska agriculture products, leaders of manufacturing companies and investors into Nebraska’s clean energy sector.
  • Gov. Pillen Appoints Bauer as County Court Judge in Sixth Judicial District

    September 14, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Pillen announced his appointment of Sara Bauer of Fremont as county court judge for the Sixth Judicial District of Nebraska. The district includes Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, and Washington Counties.
  • Governor Appoints Briese as State Treasurer

    September 14, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Pillen announced his appointment of Senator Tom Briese as state treasurer. Briese will assume the duties of the office on Nov. 1. He will complete the remaining term of John Murante, who will become director of the Nebraska Public Employees Retirement Systems (NPERS).
  • Governor Pillen’s Trade Mission Transitions from South Korea to Japan

    September 08, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen is wrapping up the first leg of his current trade mission to South Korea and Japan. He, and other members of the delegation, are traveling to Tokyo, the second leg of their trip. The group arrived in Seoul on Tuesday, Sept. 5, kicking off a full slate of meetings and events that will continue through Tuesday, Sept. 12.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Patriot Day

    September 07, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day, September 11, 2023. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on that date.
  • Governor Pillen Leads Delegation on Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan

    September 01, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen will lead a delegation to South Korea and Japan aimed at growing trade opportunities that will benefit Nebraska. The group will have multiple stops scheduled in both countries during the week-long visit, starting Monday, September 4. Other members of the team include Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Sherry Vinton, ag-related businesses, and representatives from state government.
  • Governor Pillen Establishes Women’s Bill of Rights by Executive Order

    August 30, 2023
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen signed an Executive Order establishing the Women’s Bill of Rights. Gov. Pillen is the second U.S. Governor to sign such an order, declaring the biological definition of male and female.