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  • Reining in Spending

    July 26, 2016

    Over the last year and a half, I have shared with you some of the ways my administration has been working to run state government more like a business.  From offering more online services to bringing down call wait times at our call centers, we have been making state government more customer-focused.  In addition to this, we have successfully reigned in growth in state spending and slashed the rate of growth in the state budget by nearly half.

  • Good Life, Great Opportunity

    July 19, 2016

    A brand is a promise.  Over the years, Nebraska has adopted a number of slogans and taglines which have come and gone.  One phrase, however, has not only stayed on our road signs, but it has also remained near and dear to the hearts of Nebraskans.  The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and I announced that the State of Nebraska would be bringing back this beloved tagline.  Last week, we announced the new state brand, “Good Life. Great Opportunity.”

  • Flags to Remain at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Baton Rouge Attack

    July 19, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to remain at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack that took the lives of policemen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

    July 15, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff immediately in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack in Nice, France.

  • Gov. Ricketts Urges Fiscal Restraint as Tax Receipts Decline

    July 14, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced tax receipts had performed 2.2 percent below the certified forecast upon which the first year of the current biennial budget is based.  At a news conference, the Governor was joined by State Budget Administrator Gerry Oligmueller and Tax Commissioner Tony Fulton to discuss the state’s approach to managing the state budget in light of the $95 million gap between forecasted tax revenues and actual tax receipts received.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Economic Development Leaders for First Annual Summit

    July 12, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a first-of-its-kind Governor’s Summit on Economic Development in Lincoln to unveil a report on Nebraska’s economic development programming.  A diverse group of over 400 Nebraskans from across the state attended the inaugural summit including business leaders, economic development executives, and elected officials among numerous others. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Launches New State of Nebraska Brand

    July 12, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) unveiled the new State of Nebraska brand at a launch event kicking off the first annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development.  The tagline, “Good Life. Great Opportunity.” is the foundation of the brand, which includes a new logo and website.  Governor Ricketts said the brand reflects Nebraska’s historic strengths and projects a vision for the future.