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Nebraska Governors Speeches to the Legislature

Nebraska Governors deliver speeches to the Nebraska Legislature on various occasions. The State of the State (also called Budget) Address is given annually in January. The speeches are part of the legislative record and published full-text in the Legislative Journal. The links below are to scanned pages from the Journal.
  • 1923 Budget Samuel R. McKelvie
  • 1923a Budget Charles W. Bryan
  • 1925 Budget Charles W. Bryan
  • 1927 Budget Adam McMullen
  • 1929 Budget Arthur J. Weaver
  • 1931 Budget Arthur J. Weaver
  • 1933 Budget Charles W. Bryan
  • 1935 Budget R.L. Cochran
  • 1937 Budget R.L. Cochran
  • 1939 Budget R.L. Cochran
  • 1941 Budget R.L. Cochran
  • 1941a Budget Dwight Griswold
  • 1943 Budget Dwight Griswold
  • 1945 Budget Dwight Griswold
  • 1947 Budget Dwight Griswold
  • 1947a Budget Val Peterson
  • 1949 Budget Val Peterson
  • 1951 Budget Val Peterson
  • 1953 Budget Val Peterson
  • 1955 Budget Robert B. Crosby
  • 1955a Budget Victor E. Anderson
  • 1957 Budget Victor E. Anderson
  • 1959 Budget Victor E. Anderson
  • 1959a Ralph G. Brooks
  • 1961 Budget Dwight W. Burney
  • 1961a Budget Frank B. Morrison
  • 1963 Budget Frank B. Morrison
  • 1965 Budget Frank B. Morrison
  • 1967 Budget Norbert T. Tiemann
  • 1969 Budget Norbert T. Tiemann
  • 1971 Budget James Exon
  • 1972 Budget James Exon
  • 1973 State of the State James Exon
  • 1973 Budget James Exon
  • 1974 Budget James Exon
  • 1975 Budget James Exon
  • 1976 Budget James Exon
  • 1977 State of the State/Budget James Exon
  • 1978 State of the State James Exon
  • 1979 Budget Charles Thone
  • 1980 State of the State/Budget Charles Thone
  • 1981 State of the State/Budget Charles Thone
  • 1982 State of the State/Budget Charles Thone
  • 1983 State of State/Budget Robert Kerrey
  • 1984 State of State/Budget Robert Kerrey
  • 1985 State of the State/Budget Robert Kerrey
  • 1986 State of the State/Budget Robert Kerrey
  • 1987 State of the State/Budget Kay Orr
  • 1988 State of the State/Budget Kay Orr
  • 1989 State of the State/Budget Kay Orr
  • 1990 State of the State Kay Orr
  • 1991 Budget Ben Nelson
  • 1992 State of the State Ben Nelson
  • 1993 State of the State/Budget Ben Nelson
  • 1994 State of the State/Budget Ben Nelson
  • 1995 State of the State/Budget Ben Nelson
  • 1996 State of the State/Budget Ben Nelson
  • 1997 State of the State Ben Nelson
  • 1998 State of the State/Budget Ben Nelson
  • 1999 State of the State Mike Johanns
  • 2000 State of the State Mike Johanns
  • 2001 State of the State/Budget Mike Johanns
  • 2002 State of the State Mike Johanns
  • 2003 State of the State Mike Johanns
  • 2003 Inaugural Mike Johanns
  • 2004 State of the State Mike Johanns
  • 2005 Inaugural Dave Heineman
  • 2005 State of the State Dave Heineman
  • 2006 State of the State Dave Heineman
  • 2007 Inaugural Dave Heineman
  • 2007 State of the State Dave Heineman
  • 2008 State of the State Dave Heineman
  • Legislative Journal Journals from the most recent Legislature are linked by date. Archived issues are linked from the bottom of the web page. They are large PDF documents which may take some time to load. Governor's speeches can be located by searching on the word Governor.