LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) – Touting Nebraska’s strides in financial restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a reaction to the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday detailing why the condition was declining the next round of emergency rental aid.

“Nebraska’s financial system is accomplishing properly,” Ricketts stated in the letter, noting funds reserves, small unemployment, Politico’s recent accolade for the state’s COVID-19 response, as effectively as a related nod from the National Bureau for Economic Study. “…our adult men and gals have work, and our children are taken treatment of… This is, in portion, because of to responsible (condition) government paying out.”

Ricketts vetoed the Unicameral’s ask for for Nebraska’s application for the ERAP resources 2 times.

The governor claimed he did not experience compelled to request the 2nd spherical mainly because he hadn’t been delivered with any knowledge from “housing advocates” indicating the help was required.

“For months, I have invited these teams to give me with any knowledge showing there continues to be a pandemic-associated have to have for these cash,” he suggests in the letter.

Ricketts also took the opportunity to criticize the Biden administration’s stimulus strategy, highlighting present-day inflation stages, and said it was all the a lot more rationale for Nebraska not to acknowledge the money.

“Flooding the financial system with virtually two trillion bucks of stimulus revenue and incentivizing persons to depend on the governing administration not only exacerbates the issues we facial area as a country. It would be irresponsible of me as governor to get federal bucks that we do not require and insert to this expanding difficulty,” he explained in the letter.

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