Press - Chuck Hassebrook for Governor Chuck Hassebrook says 'it's time' for Nebraska to make a change <p><strong>August 3, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank">Omaha World Herald </a></strong></p> <p>Gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook served up plenty of red meat Saturday at a gathering of Democratic leaders, but he turned to white meat to make a pivotal point for his campaign.</p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Symone Sanders Hassebrook eyes Medicaid expansion, early child education in state convention speech <p><strong>August 2, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank">Lincoln Journal Star </a></strong></p> <p>Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook pledged Saturday to fight for the expansion of Medicaid in Nebraska and help build an education system that "gives every child an opportunity to start kindergarten prepared to succeed."</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0500 Symone Sanders Warren Buffett's $100K donation to Chuck Hassebrook is believed to be his largest single contribution to a candidate <p><strong>August 2, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank">Omaha World Herald</a></strong></p> <p>Warren Buffett can be a tightwad with politicians.</p> <p>The Omaha billionaire who is arguably Nebraska’s most famous Democratic businessman has a long history of donating dollars to candidates. But, typically, the folksy investor shells out only a few thousand bucks per person.</p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Symone Sanders Hassebrook outlines prison reform plan <p><strong>July 10, 2014 -- <em><a href="" target="_blank">Lincoln Journal Star</a></em></strong></p> <p>Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook said Wednesday he would expand community programs and alternatives for nonviolent offenders in an effort to more effectively curb criminal behavior while avoiding construction of a new state prison.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:07:41 -0500 Symone Sanders Democrat Chuck Hassebrook releases prison plan <p><strong>July 09, 2014 -- <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Nebraska Radio Network</em></a></strong></p> <p>Democrat Chuck Hassebrook vows to change how Nebraska administers good time provisions in prison if elected governor.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Symone Sanders Buffett gives $100K to governor candidate <p><strong>June 24, 2014 - <em>Lincoln (AP)</em></strong></p> <p>Warren Buffett has contributed $100,000 to the Democratic candidate for governor in the billionaire investor's home state of Nebraska, in what may be his largest donation to a single candidate at one time.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Symone Sanders Don't get caught up in Party politics when it comes time to vote this year <p>Editorial in the Cedar County News</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:49:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Hassebrook seeks bargain rejecting outside attack ads <p><strong>May 27, 2014 -- <em><a href="" target="_blank">Lincoln Journal Star</a></em></strong></p> <p>Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook on Monday asked Republican nominee Pete Ricketts to join him in a pact to attempt to "stop hidden donors from assaulting Nebraskans with mudslinging ads."</p> <p>In a letter to Ricketts, Hassebrook also sought agreement that each candidate limit his general election campaign spending to $3 million.</p> <p>Hassebrook said his proposal seeks to limit negative advertising to statements that he or Ricketts make themselves during the campaign.</p> <p>"We just endured the ugliest campaign in recent history," Hassebrook said.</p> <p>"In the last two weeks, I've been in communities all across the state and, without fail, people approach me about the excessive amount of spending and negative advertising that we saw."</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 14:23:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Chuck Hassebrook: By cooperating, we can move Nebraska forward <p>May 18, 2014 - <em><a href="" target="_blank">Omaha World Herald</a><a> </a></em><a><em><br></em></a></p> <p>It is time to make our state even better by strengthening our middle class, revitalizing our communities and creating good jobs and genuine opportunity for every Nebraskan in every community.</p> <p>That is why I am running for governor — to get Nebraskans working together across party lines on common-sense strategies to move our state forward. That is the tradition on which our unicameral Legislature was founded. It is how I got things done as the lone Democrat on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 10:36:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Primary over, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook ready for general campaign <p><a href="" target="_blank">May 16, 2014 - Nebraska Radio Network</a></p> <p>He has been waiting out the primary election.</p> <p>Now, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is ready to take the gubernatorial race to all Nebraskans.</p> <p>Hassebrook, the former executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs in Lyons, watched closely the Republican primary for governor won by Omaha executive Pete Ricketts.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 10:54:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Hassebrook wants to get Nebraskans working together <p>May 15, 2014 -<a href="" target="_blank"> <em>Kearney Hub</em></a></p> <p>LYONS — Democrat Chuck Hassebrook believes the race for the Nebraska governor’s office will be a study in opposites.</p> <p>“It is a real contrast,” Hassebrook said Wednesday. “I spent my life fighting for Nebraskans, and he has spent his time trying to get Chicago and Arizona to subsidize an expansion of Wrigley Field and build a new training facility.”</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:52:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Hassebrook details differences with Ricketts <p>May 15, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Lincoln Journal Star</em></a></p> <p>Bring it on.</p> <p>Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chuck Hassebrook, who has been waiting in the shadows while Republican candidates battled in the spotlight for their party's nomination, is ready to present Nebraska voters with a choice.</p> <p>Hassebrook said Wednesday he's going to talk about issues and his differences with Republican nominee Pete Ricketts -- and there are plenty of them.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:40:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Democrats' Hassebrook touts rural appeal <p>May 15, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Omaha World-Herald</em></a></p> <p>[Clipped story] - Hassebrook's campaign sees opportunity in some of the trends exposed Tuesday night.</p> <p>Meg Mandy, Hassebrook's communications director, said Ricketts' soft showing in some rural areas reminds her of the 2006 Senate race, when Ricketts lost large swaths of central Nebraska in his blowout loss to Democrat Ben Nelson.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 09:50:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Ricketts, Hassebrook offer contrasts in race for governor <p>May 14, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank">NET</a></p> <p>[Clipped story ] - As attention shifts from the Republican nomination contest to the general election, Democrat Chuck Hassebrook is counting on voters to consider his background.</p> <p>“I spent my entire life fighting for working families in Nebraska," Hassebrook said.  "I spent 18 years on the Board of Regents, working to get tuition assistance for ordinary working Nebraska families. I spent 36 years at the Center for Rural Affairs – 17 years as director – and during those 17 years we helped 2,000 small businesses get started.  My entire time at the Center for Rural Affairs was working to create fair public policies for small business and family-sized farms and ranches.”</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:35:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Primary cakewalk frees Hassebrook, Domina to focus on November <p>April 27, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Omaha World Herald</em></a></p> <p>Chuck Hassebrook and David Domina are not feeling forgotten.</p> <p>Without primary challenges, the Democratic candidates for governor (Hassebrook) and U.S. Senate (Domina) have been pushed out of this spring's election spotlight by a horde of Republicans running for statewide office.</p> <p>But neither man is complaining.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:32:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Hassebrook says he would bring change to the Capitol <p>April 7, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Nebraska Radio Network</em></a></p> <p>A Democrat running for governor says things will look a lot different at the Capitol if he is elected.</p> <p>Democrat Chuck Hassebrook of Lyons supports expanding Medicaid under the federal health insurance law.</p> <p>“From my perspective, the filibuster that blocked the expansion of Medicaid really represents the triumph of partisan extremism over common sense,” Hassebrook tells Nebraska Radio Network.</p> <p> </p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:34:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Hassebrook aims to help small businesses <p>March 31, 2014 - <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Fremont Tribune:</em></a></p> <p>Throughout his life in public service, Chuck Hassebrook has worked with many small businesses across the Midwest.</p> <p>If he’s elected as Nebraska’s next governor, the Lyons man would like to see tax and incentive policies changed so they are not size biased.</p> <p>Nebraska, he said during an exclusive interview with the Fremont Tribune last week, has been very aggressive in offering incentives to bring larger businesses into the state and to help larger businesses expand.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:43:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Hassebrook urges Legislature to expand Medicaid <p>March 18, 2014 - <em>Lincoln Journal Star</em>:</p> <p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook urged the Legislature Tuesday to approve a bill that would expand Medicaid coverage in Nebraska.</p> <p>Hassebrook said Medicaid expansion would benefit not only the working poor, but "every individual and every employer that buys private insurance" because those premium costs now subsidize unpaid emergency medical costs for uninsured people.</p> <p> </p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:29:00 -0500 Meg Mandy Radio Interview with Tom Becka: 1290 AM KOIL (Omaha) <p><a href="" target="_blank">Listen here to Chuck's interview with Tom Becka on KOIL (Omaha, NE)! </a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:41:00 -0600 Meg Mandy Hassebrook stands for education reform, wind energy in gubernatorial platform <p>University of Nebraska regent. Executive director of the Center for Rural Affairs. Now Chuck Hassebrook wants to add another title to his list: governor of Nebraska.</p> <p>“During the time when I was going to college, it was possible to graduate with only $1,000 in debt,” Hassebrook said. “But by the time I joined the Board of Regents, that was no longer possible.”</p> <p>As a gubernatorial candidate, one of his platforms is education reform.</p> <p>Read the full story here: <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Daily Nebraskan</em></a></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:21:00 -0600 Meg Mandy