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  • Four Nominees Forwarded for the District Court Vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District

    October 22, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Judge in the Fourth Judicial District (Douglas County) provided the following four names for the Governor’s consideration: Katie L. Benson and Korey T. Taylor, both of Omaha; Molly B. Keane, Elkhorn; and LeAnne M. Srb, Papillion.
  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Nebraska’s Historically Low Unemployment Rate

    October 22, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska’s unemployment rate had dropped to 2.0%.  That’s the lowest recorded rate in state history.  It’s also tied for the lowest monthly unemployment rate ever recorded for any state.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Attack in Superior

    October 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news of the attack on the people at the elevator in Superior, Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts: State Rescinding DHM, Inpatient Elective Surgeries Can Resume

    October 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State will rescind its Directed Health Measure (DHM) that had temporarily suspended inpatient Class D and Class E elective surgeries for all Acute Care, Critical Care, and Children’s Hospitals in Nebraska.  The DHM will be rescinded at 11:59 PM on October 21, 2021.  This will allow Class D and Class E elective surgeries to resume as of October 22, 2021.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on JoAnn Martin’s Passing

    October 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that former Ameritas CEO JoAnn Martin had passed away.
  • Fixing Our Broken Southern Border

    October 19, 2021
    On October 6th, I traveled to Texas to get a firsthand look at the deteriorating conditions along our country’s southern border.  The Biden-Harris Administration’s rush to undo Trump’s immigration policies has created a humanitarian and security disaster that continues to unfold.  Over the last several months, law enforcement in Texas has been overwhelmed with the surge of illegal crossings as the federal government fails to do its job.  States like Nebraska have stepped up to support Texas, ... read more
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for the District Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial District

    October 19, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Judge in the Ninth Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Sarah A. Hinrichs of Hastings and Patrick M. Lee of Kearney.