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Archived: Nebraska says no to needle exchange, effectively battles drug overdoses, HIV

Gov. Jim Pillen - Mar. 26, 2024

I appreciate the leadership and conviction of the 20 state senators who voted to sustain my veto of LB 307. Together, we successfully blocked a bad bill that would have brought needle exchange programs to Nebraska. By distributing free needles to addicts, these programs would have increased drug abuse and overdose deaths in Nebraska. The […]

Archived: Nebraska says no to needle exchange, effectively battles drug overdoses, HIV

Gov. Jim Pillen -

I appreciate the leadership and conviction of the 20 state senators who voted to sustain my veto of LB 307. Together, we successfully blocked a bad bill that would have brought needle exchange programs to Nebraska. By distributing free needles to addicts, these programs would have increased drug abuse and overdose deaths in Nebraska. The […]

Archived: Nebraska should ‘just say no’ to needle exchange programs

Gov. Jim Pillen - Mar. 5, 2024

Nebraska has the lowest drug overdose death rate in the country. Yet, some state senators want to bring the failed policies of drug-infested cities like San Francisco here to the Good Life. This isn’t just a bad idea; it’s a dangerous one. Legislative Bill (LB) 307 would authorize the state-sanctioned distribution of syringes to drug […]

Archived: Nebraska should ‘just say no’ to needle exchange programs

Gov. Jim Pillen -

Nebraska has the lowest drug overdose death rate in the country. Yet, some state senators want to bring the failed policies of drug-infested cities like San Francisco here to the Good Life. This isn’t just a bad idea; it’s a dangerous one. Legislative Bill (LB) 307 would authorize the state-sanctioned distribution of syringes to drug […]

Archived: Gov. Pillen: Schools get more state $$ but tax more too

Gov. Jim Pillen - Dec. 23, 2023

Upon entering my first legislative session it was imperative that we tighten the state’s belt. We need to run government like a business, which means doing more with less, cutting spending and growing services. It’s vital that we invest in our future — our kids — and have transformative tax policy change. This year, the […]

Archived: Gov. Pillen: Schools get more state $$ but tax more too

Gov. Jim Pillen -

Upon entering my first legislative session it was imperative that we tighten the state’s belt. We need to run government like a business, which means doing more with less, cutting spending and growing services. It’s vital that we invest in our future — our kids — and have transformative tax policy change. This year, the […]

Archived: School choice puts Nebraska kids first

Gov. Jim Pillen - Jun. 7, 2023

On May 30, I signed LB 753 into law. Known as the Opportunity Scholarship Act, LB 753 will provide parents the choice in which school to send their children.   This bill is a historic step forward for the state of Nebraska. Before the passage of this legislation, Nebraska was only one of two states, North […]

Archived: School choice puts Nebraska kids first

Gov. Jim Pillen -

On May 30, I signed LB 753 into law. Known as the Opportunity Scholarship Act, LB 753 will provide parents the choice in which school to send their children.   This bill is a historic step forward for the state of Nebraska. Before the passage of this legislation, Nebraska was only one of two states, North […]

Archived: Gov. Jim Pillen: Protecting kids is top priority

Gov. Jim Pillen - Feb. 22, 2023

We all agree that our kids are our future. In every community across our state, no matter the size, we all want the same thing – a better future for our kids than we had. Our highest priority is to protect our kids and their adolescent minds until they are old enough to discern and […]

Archived: Gov. Jim Pillen: Protecting kids is top priority

Gov. Jim Pillen -

We all agree that our kids are our future. In every community across our state, no matter the size, we all want the same thing – a better future for our kids than we had. Our highest priority is to protect our kids and their adolescent minds until they are old enough to discern and […]