Governor’s Town Hall

NET is broadcasting a series of COVID-19 town halls with the governor. Gov. Ricketts has a couple of guests scheduled for each week.

At this web page, people can ask their questions ahead of time.

To ask your question during the program, call one of these numbers: 800-676-5446402-472-1212.

At his town hall last week, there was not a single question about COVID-19 in the prisons. Not a single one. Not even about how to protect prison staff.

Florida Man Encases Arms in Concrete in Protest of Prison-Pandemic Conditions

A man in Florida encased his arms in barrels full of concrete outside the governor’s mansion in Tallahassee on Friday in protest of the state’s continuing to hold prisoners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tallahassee police arrested Jordan Mazurek, 28, around 10:30 a.m. after they cut him out of two 55-gallon drums of concrete that were connected by PVC pipe. READ THE FULL STORY

Information About Pandemic Stimulus Checks

Here is some important information regarding COVID-19 pandemic economic stimulus checks that are being distributed by the federal government.

If you did not file a federal income tax form in 2018 or 2019, you can use this link (click) to enter information to receive your COVID-19 pandemic economic impact payment.

The only requirements for getting a check is a valid social security number, being at least age 18, not being claimed as a dependent, and making less than $75,000 a year to get a $1,200 check.

There are no restrictions due to being a registered person. If you just got out of prison, or if you are homeless, you are still eligible to receive a check.

If you’ve filed taxes in 2018 or 2019, or you collect Social Security (including SSDI and SSI) and have direct deposit, there’s nothing you have to do. You will receive the payment direct-deposited into your bank account. If you’ve done none of these, then the IRS will need your info so you can get your stimulus check.

The IRS has created a page to collect that info. Go to this link then click on the big blue button that says: “Non-Filers, Enter Payment Info Here.”