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By LuAnn Schindler

Governor touts legislative successes, shares views during O'Neill town hall meeting


LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Town hall • Gov. Jim Pillen addresses approximately 80 area residents, Thursday, at Handlebend in O'Neill. After touting wins in this year's legislature, Pillen responded to questions from the audience.

Agriculture, broadband connectivity and tax savings were key topics addressed during Gov. Jim Pillen's town hall meeting, June 28, in O'Neill.

Pillen opened by telling the crowd of approximately 80 that his team strives to work for "all Nebraskans.

"I can't stand politics. I can't stand politicians," the governor said. "The privilege I had in the first six months, it is unbelievable how many incredible public servants we have serving the state of Nebraska."

One of Pillen's goals has been to bring business principles and practices to state government. He said it's been a "humbling experienc...

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