Joni Albrecht Updates District 17 During COVID-19 Pandemic

WAYNE – District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht sent out a press release updating her district on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Albrecht hosted a telephone prayer meeting for the Nebraska National Day of Prayer. In the meeting, she prayed for the ill and their families during this uncertain time. Albrecht lifted up the first responders and health workers that have held us together along with Governor Ricketts and his team.

In the release from Albrecht, she pointed out that Nebraska and 11 other states’ attorney generals have called for the Department of Justice to look into possible market manipulation for the livestock industry. She alluded to the fact that Deb Fischer, who is on the Senate Agricultural Committee, requested investigation into possible price gauging. This stems from low prices in agricultural products, even though demand for them has increased. Albrecht announced that the federal government plans to buy products from producers to give to those in need.

With the school year wrapping up, Albrecht sent congratulatory letters to graduates in District 17 counties. She applauded teachers for their creativity during this awkward time in education.

Additionally, Governor Ricketts was noted as giving thanks to teachers as he dedicated the week of May 6-12 as Teacher’s week. Ricketts designated the same week as Nurse’s week. He also recognized the month of May as National Nurse’s month.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, mostly in Dakota county, Albrecht wants to remind everyone where they can get more information. Visit https://www.dhhs.ne.gov, email her at jalbrecht@leg.ne.gov, or call her office at 402-471-2716. Also, tune-in for Governor Rickett’s press conference at 2 p.m. on Mondays-Fridays through The City 98.9 FM or 1590 AM.

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