Press Releases

  • Gov. Pillen Issues Statement on Passing of Bruce Lauritzen

    February 22, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen issued a statement on the passing of Bruce Lauritzen, former chairman of First National Bank of Omaha:
  • Gov. Pillen on Survey: Nebraskans Want Property Tax Relief

    February 15, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen says a new survey confirms what he has heard repeatedly from taxpayers across Nebraska. They want property tax relief and would support a state sales tax adjustment to make it happen. That’s the response of three-in-five voters surveyed. Not only that, but respondents also indicated they viewed property taxes as being much higher than state sales tax.
  • Governor Pillen Appoints Sarah Scott as State Property Tax Administrator

    February 14, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen announced his appointment of Sarah Scott as state property tax administrator. Scott currently leads the field operations team within the Property Assessment Division at the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR).
  • Gov. Pillen Announces SEBT “Nebraska Solution”

    February 13, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Surrounded by more than 20 state senators in the Warner Chamber at the State Capitol, Governor Jim Pillen touted a “Nebraska solution” that will allow the state to take advantage of the federally-funded Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (SEBT) program, while ensuring that additional needs of children and their families are met. Gov. Pillen was joined in his announcement today by Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Steve Corsi, Nebraska ... read more
  • Gov. Pillen, University Unveil New Scholarship for Top ACT Scoring Students

    February 05, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE -- As part of a comprehensive plan to reverse Nebraska’s brain drain and compete more effectively for top talent, Governor Jim Pillen today joined University of Nebraska (NU) Interim President Chris Kabourek and representatives from the Board of Regents in announcing a new scholarship for the state’s top ACT scorers. The program will cover the total cost of undergraduate attendance, plus stipends, at any NU campus.
  • Gov. Pillen Visits Border, Reaffirms Nebraska’s Commitment to Texas

    February 05, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Governor Jim Pillen traveled to Eagle Pass, Texas on Sunday, joining   13 other Republican Governors for a security briefing on Operation Lone Star. That update, hosted by Governor Greg Abbott and Texas border security officials, was followed by a nationally broadcast news conference from nearby Shelby Park, which has served as the base camp for operations to this point.
  • Gov. Pillen Awards Prizes to Student Entrepreneurs through Inaugural New Venture Competition

    February 04, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – On Thursday evening, Governor Jim Pillen awarded prizes to three teams of college entrepreneurs through the first-ever Nebraska Governor’s New Venture Competition. The contest, created to showcase and encourage student-led entrepreneurship, was overseen by the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Invest Nebraska, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. The winning teams were: 1st Place: Privy AI; 2nd  ... read more
  • Gov. Pillen, State Senators, and Local Leaders Celebrate Announcement of $234 Million of Economic Recovery Grants for North and South Omaha

    January 27, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen held press conferences in North Omaha and South Omaha to announce historic state investments into both communities, totaling more than $234 million.
  • Gov. Pillen Touts $21 Million in Federal Funding for I-80 Construction

    January 25, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE -- Governor Jim Pillen is touting the receipt of a $21.2 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant for a construction project on Interstate 80 (I-80) in Buffalo County between Odessa and Kearney.
  • Gov. Pillen Restates Nebraska’s Commitment to Stand with Texas

    January 25, 2024
    LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Jim Pillen joined 24 other Republican governors in a joint statement supporting Texas Governor Greg Abbott and his state’s fight to defend the southern border.