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  1. As of 2009, Nebraska has an estimated population of 1,796,619, which is an increase of 85,356, or 5%, since the year 2000.

  2. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates of Nebraska's gross state product in 2004 was $68 billion. Per capita personal income in 2004 was $31,339, 25th in the nation.

  3. Eighty-nine percent of the cities in Nebraska have fewer than 3,000 people. Nebraska shares this characteristic with five other Midwestern states (Kansas, Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, and Iowa). Hundreds of towns have a population of fewer than 1,000.

  4. Two major climates are represented in Nebraska: the eastern half of the state has a humid continental climate, and the western half of the state has a semi-arid climate. The entire state experiences wide seasonal variations in temperature and precipitation. Average temperatures are fairly uniform across Nebraska with hot summers and generally cold winters.

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Nebraska Becomes 1st Red State to “Ban the Box”; 11th State to Endorse Fair Hiring of People with Records

- Georgia’s Republican Governor Pledges to Issue Executive Order, While Louisiana, South Carolina, Florida, and 4 more states debate measures to give qualified applicants with convictions a fair chance to work -


Washington, DC—Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman today signed a significant criminal justice reform bill that includes a “ban the box” fair-hiring provision, making Nebraska the 11th state in the nation to remove questions about an applicant’s criminal record from state job applications. The move postpones such inquiries so that job-seekers can be reviewed on their qualifications first. The bill, which aims to reduce the prison population while improving public safety, passed the legislature 46-0.

Also this week, Republican Governor Nathan Deal of Georgia signed legislation to help the formerly incarcerated get back to work, while also pledging to issue an executive order offering job applicants with records a fair chance to be judged on their merits, not just their records. The Governor’s spokesperson stated that, “The governor will implement ban the box on the state level, and hope that the private sector follows suit. This will afford those with blemishes on their record a shot at a good job, which is key to preventing a return to crime.”

Seven other states, including Louisiana, South Carolina, and Florida, and many cities around the country also are considering “ban the box” fair-hiring policies (the “box” refers to the check-box asking about convictions). Governors Heineman and Deal are not the first Republican governors to support a fair chance for workers with records. Governors Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota and Arnold Schwarzenneger of California adopted such policies in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The policy does not prohibit background checks, but only defers the inquiry to later in the hiring process.

To help advocates and policymakers tap into this national momentum and initiate fair-chance campaigns in their communities, today NELP released a comprehensive online toolkit.

As more jurisdictions pursue “smart on crime” approaches and seek ways to expand economic opportunity, support for these fair-hiring policies is growing around the country, even among conservatives in an increasing number of red states.

In addition, the Louisiana Civil Service Commission is considering whether to remove the conviction question from most state job applications. Legislation is also pending in South Carolina, Florida, Delaware, Illinois, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. At the local level, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously passed a new law in March to remove the conviction question from job applications for the city and many of its 26,000 vendors. The bipartisan victory was praised as “compassionate legislation” by the mayor.

In Indiana, another red state, an Indianapolis ordinance applying to the city and vendors passed 26-2 in late February with the support of Republican Mayor Greg Ballard. In Nebraska, capturing the sentiment of fair-hiring supporters, Republican Mayor Jean Stothert of Omaha stated, “Many of these applicants want and deserve a second chance and have the potential to be good employees.” The tally of jurisdictions that have adopted the fair-hiring policy is now up to 11 states (with a few more on the verge) and almost 60 cities and counties. All told, NELP estimates that more than one third of the U.S. population now resides in a community where these fair-chance polices are in effect.

“This growing support in red states like Nebraska and Georgia to give workers a fair chance at employment is a breakthrough that should convince any elected official that it’s not just good policy, but it’s also good politics to find common ground in ways that strengthen our economy,” said Christine Owens, executive director of the National Employment Law Project.

Last year, the states of California, Maryland, Minnesota, and Rhode Island enacted legislation, and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn issued an executive order removing the background-check question from state applications. NELP’s comprehensive new web-based resource for fair-chance campaigns includes best practices, sample public education materials, model legislative language, media coverage, and other campaign resources.

The National Employment Law Project is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts research and advocates on issues affecting low-wage and unemployed workers. For more about NELP, visit www.nelp.org.

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DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Nebraska
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 93.06% 4.82% 1.31% 1.85% 6.74%

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QUICK FACTS:
  1. Nebraska ranks #10 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 1.4%


STATE SYMBOLS:

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The Flag of the State of Nebraska


  • Flower - Goldenrod
  • Fish - Channel Catfish
  • American Folk Dance - Square Dance
  • Ballad - “A Place Like Nebraska”
  • Gemstone - Blue Agate
  • Insect - Honeybee
  • Tree - Cottonwood
  • Rock - Prairie Agate
  • Fossil - Mammoth
  • Song - “Beautiful Nebraska”
  • Soil - Typic Argiustolls, Holdreges Series
  • Mammal - Whitetail Deer
  • Grass - Little Bluestem
  • Beverage - Milk


    Nickname: Cornhusker State

    Motto(s): Equality Before the Law

    Capital: Lincoln


5 LARGEST CITIES:
  1. Omaha
  2. Lincoln
  3. Bellevue
  4. Grand Island
  5. Kearney
 










 
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