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  • Video Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers Legislative Address as Session Resumes

    July 27, 2020
    LINCOLN – On Friday morning, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered remarks to the Unicameral in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber.  In his address, Gov. Ricketts provided an update on the State’s pandemic response and urged State Senators to deliver property tax relief to Nebraska’s hardworking families. 
  • Understanding Medicaid Expansion

    July 27, 2020
    Nebraska voters passed Initiative 427 to expand eligibility for Medicaid services from the State.  The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been working hard to implement the expanded coverage, which will be called Heritage Health Adult.  Thanks to the team’s focus and effective management, enrollment will open as planned on August 1st and services will begin on October 1st.
  • Gov. Ricketts: Forecast Sets Legislature Up to Accomplish Key Priorities

    July 24, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a decision by the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board, which modified the revenue forecast by 1%, or $50 million for the current fiscal year FY2020-21.
  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Korean War Veterans Armistice Day Proclamation

    July 24, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation designating July 27, 2020, as Korean War Veterans Armistice Day in Nebraska.  He was joined by Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) Director John Hilgert and President of the Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA), Nebraska Chapter, Don Kane.
  • Gov. Ricketts Condemns Sen. Chambers' Hateful Rhetoric

    July 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following several remarks made by Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha on the floor of the Legislature on Monday.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Univ. of Nebraska President Carter Discuss College Students Returning to Campus

    July 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and University of Nebraska President Ted Carter held a press briefing to talk about preparations for college students to resume classes on campuses this fall.  In mid-March, President Carter announced the cancellation of all in-person classes for the duration of the spring semester.  He then helped the University system successfully transition to an alternative learning platform to complete the 2019-2020 academic year.  The University of ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Invites Nebraskans to Apply for Scholarships through Workforce Retraining Initiative

    July 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska’s community colleges are accepting scholarship applications under the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (WRI).  He encouraged potential applicants to apply soon, as the window to apply for many scholarships will close at the end of August.