By J.L. Schmidt
Statehouse Correspondent Nebraska Press Association 

Wait, what? Governor reverses stand on aid for kids


February 21, 2024

Wait, what? Governor Jim Pillen has reversed his opposition to a federal summer grocery program that would aid around 150,000 children of low-income families.

Pillen succumbed to a lot of outside pressure from a bipartisan group of state lawmakers, a bill introduced by one of them to request the aid and another state senator who made it his priority to ensure it would be debated in the remaining days of the legislative session.

Back in December he proclaimed that he didn't "believe in welfare." That comment attracted local and national news media attention and raised the ire of state Sen....

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