GOP candidate’s businesses secured $ 7.8 million in pandemic loans
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Sixteen companies associated with gubernatorial candidate Republican Jim Pillen received about $ 7.8 million in federal loans during the pandemic and then repaid more than $ 5 million.
The loans were part of the paycheck protection program that was created to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. The Omaha World-Herald reports that 114,684 loans with a total value of $ 5.39 billion have been made to companies in Nebraska.