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  • Gov. Ricketts Encourages Nebraskans to Support Local Retailers on “Small Business Saturday”

    November 25, 2020
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reported that coronavirus hospitalizations have stabilized in recent days.  He urged Nebraskans to continue taking precautions to slow the spread of the virus, and he advised limiting the size of Thanksgiving gatherings over the holiday weekend.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Thanksgiving Statement

    November 25, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated November 26, 2020.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Fellow Governors Call on EPA to Revise Rule on Biogenic Carbon Emissions

    November 24, 2020
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts recently joined the governors of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota to write a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler.  The six governors urged the EPA to revise regulations on biogenic carbon emissions to recognize their negligible environmental impact.
  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Jobs for America’s Graduates Program

    November 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reminded Nebraskans of the importance of practicing good health habits as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.  The State remains in the “orange” phase of its pandemic response, which is the second most restrictive phase.
  • Giving Thanks in Adversity

    November 23, 2020
    It’s fitting to set aside time each year to express gratitude to God and to one another for the many blessings we enjoy.  In seasons of peace and plenty, as well as in times of war and loss, Americans have faithfully carried on Thanksgiving traditions.  During challenging times, it’s even more important to remember the abundant blessings we enjoy as Americans.
  • Gov. Ricketts, DHHS Leaders Discuss State’s Work to Ramp Up Contact Tracing

    November 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on the State’s work to slow the spread of the coronavirus and protect hospitals.  The Governor reminded Nebraskans that the State will move to the most restrictive “red” phase of its pandemic response when coronavirus hospitalizations reach 25% of staffed hospital beds in Nebraska.  Currently, the State is in the “orange” phase, which is the second most restrictive ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates City of Bellevue for Being Named Finalist to Host the U.S. Space Command Headquarters

    November 19, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated the City of Bellevue for being selected as one of six finalists to host the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) headquarters.  The city’s bid proposes Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) as the supporting installation for the headquarters.