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DED Director Resigns Following Corruption News Story


The director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development has resigned a day after a news report saying that a business he owns received $24,000 in pandemic relief grants from the agency he headed. On Wednesday, Republican Gov. Jim Pillen announced Anthony Goins’ resignation in a three-sentence news release that gave no reason for the resignation. But Goins was the focus of a story Tuesday by the Nebraska Examiner that said his agency gave two $12,000 small business stabilization grants to the Lincoln cigar bar in which Goins has majority ownership.