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Sen. Steve Erdman

District 47

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Unclaimed property comes in many different shapes and sizes. It could be an un-cashed paycheck, stocks left in a safe deposit box, or expensive jewelry from a deceased and distant relative’s last Will and Testament.

The 2019 Unclaimed Property Report lists all of the properties received by the State Treasurer during the last year worth $25 or more.

You may check to see if your name is listed in the report by visiting the State Treasurer’s website by clicking on the following link Nebraska State Treasurer and then clicking on the link for the 2019 Unclaimed Property Report.

There are three ways to file your claim: 1) Complete a paper claim form and mail it to: Property Division – 809 P Street – Lincoln, NE 68508, 2) Stop by the State Treasurer’s Office at the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, or 3) Go to the State Treasurer’s website and click on “submit claim.”

If you would like more information, please call the Unclaimed Property Division at (402) 471-8497 or toll-free at 1-(877)-572-9688, or call my office at (402) 471-2616.

Good luck with your search, and may you find your pot of gold.

LB707 Hearing Date Change
March 12th, 2019

The date for the public hearing on LB707 has been changed again by the Revenue Committee. Please disregard the date change provided in Sen. Erdman’s newspaper article in this week’s newspapers. The date of the hearing has been changed to March 13, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in Room 1524.

Unclaimed Property Report
March 9th, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Unclaimed Property Report is out. To see if the State of Nebraska is holding your unclaimed property or to file a claim, please call (402) 471-8497. You may also check online by clicking on the following link: Unclaimed Property Report Online.  As always, please feel free to call my office at (402) 471-2616 with your questions.  My staff can also check to see if you have any unclaimed property.  Nebraska State Treasurer, Don Stenberg, oversees all of Nebraska’s unclaimed property.   He is pictured below.

Don Stenberg

Nebraska Family Helpline
January 30th, 2018


The Nebraska Family Helpline provides a single point of access to children’s behavioral health services through the operation of a 24-hour, year-round Helpline for the State of Nebraska. The Helpline is a service of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, provided by Boys Town.

The Nebraska Family Helpline offers a wide range of support including: Screening for immediate safety needs, connecting with first responders, referrals to local resources, development of strategies with families, and collaborative problem solving.

Helpline counselors are standing by to assist you with your family’s needs. All you need to do is call. The Nebraska Family Helpline phone number is: 1-888-866-8660.

Jeanne Murray from Nebraska’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) will be in Alliance, Nebraska at the University of Nebraska Box Butte County Extension Office on Monday, July 10.  You will find her at 415 Black Hills Ave. Jeanne Murray will be available to help persons new to Medicare in 2017, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with Prescription Drug Plans, and to answer any Medicare or Medicaid questions you may have.

To schedule an appointment, please call Jeanne Murray at 308-632-6554. Please feel to leave a message.

April is Safe Digging Month
April 18th, 2017

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Congratulations to Nailah Pereya Galdean for winning the Safe Digging Poster Contest!


The One Call Board of Nebraska recently invited elementary age students and youth organization members in our district to travel on a magical and educational journey while teaching them the importance of underground utility services and the dangers of unsafe digging practices.

Utilizing a fun and educational DVD combined with a comprehensive Teacher’s Resource Guide developed by the Common Ground Alliance, educators took the opportunity to explain the necessity of the underground utilities we use every day. The “Call Before You Dig” message was carried throughout the lesson explaining the importance of using safe digging practices along with the associated dangers of damaging an underground utility, such as the loss of key services like 911, electricity, internet and heating/air conditioning.

To conclude the educational segment, students were encouraged to create posters highlighting safe digging and “811” – the National “Call Before You Dig” telephone number. Several of these posters were randomly selected and used in various promotional venues including flyers, websites and billboards across the State of Nebraska. In addition, six individual classes that participated in the Safe Digging Pirate Adventure were randomly selected to receive a complimentary bench, commemorative plaque and a tree for their school, along with a cookie party to celebrate their knowledge of the importance to “Call Before You Dig”.

Nailah Pereya Galdean, a student at Prairie View Elementary School in Ogallala, NE was named as one of the contest winners.  To celebrate, there will be a special event at the school on Friday, April 21 at 12:30 p.m.  MST the One Call Board of Directors will be presenting the school with their chosen tree, complimentary park bench, and a commemorative plaque.  The public is invited to attend this event to recognize the school’s participation in and knowledge of safe digging practices.

Free Legal Advice
April 13th, 2017


Do you need help with a legal question? Have you no money for a lawyer? Help is available at

NE Free Legal Answers is an online pro bono service offering free legal advice for those who qualify.  The American Bar Association has sponsored the project in collaboration with the Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project.

The legal advice is easy to obtain, it’s fast, and most of all it is free to qualified users.  To qualify, you must be at least 18 years old, you cannot be incarcerated, you must meet low income eligibility requirements, and you must have access to a computer with an Internet connection and an e-mail account.  Many public libraries offer free Internet services.

Once you qualify, you may post a civil (non-criminal) legal question for free.  You will receive an e-mail when a lawyer answers your question.  Then, you log into the Website to read the lawyer’s response.

Sen. Steve Erdman

District 47
Room #1124
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2616
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