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  • Gov. Ricketts: Revenue Trend a Sign of Growing Incomes

    July 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that final state general fund tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2017-18 grew $62 million above projections.  Overall, state revenues grew seven percent year-over-year.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Third Annual Economic Development Summit

    July 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, state and local officials, and 400 members of Nebraska’s business and economic development communities gathered in Lincoln for the Nebraska Governor’s Economic Development Summit.  Now in its third year, the all-day event is considered to be the pinnacle forum for discussing the unique challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska’s economy.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Nebraska’s Improved Standing in National Healthcare Ranking

    July 11, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed news that Nebraska has improved to seventh in the nation in the Mercatus Center’s Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) rankings.  Previously, Nebraska had ranked 12th among all states.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Health and Human Services Unveil Third Annual Business Plan and Priority Initiatives

    July 11, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dr. Courtney Phillips released DHHS’ third annual business plan, titled “Mission Driven, High-Quality Services for Nebraskans.”  The business plan identifies and details 18 key priority initiatives that will guide the work of DHHS through the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

  • Gov. Ricketts: Health and Human Service’s Second Annual Business Plan Delivered Better Service for Clients, Taxpayers

    July 10, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded achievements made over the past year by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as part of its second business plan.

  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights 100-Year Anniversary of Army Warrant Officer Corps

    July 10, 2018

     LINCOLN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted members of the Nebraska National Guard to proclaim July 2018 as Nebraska Army National Guard Warrant Officer Month in Nebraska and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Army Warrant Officer Corps.  Warrant Officers are the technical foundation of the U.S. Army in aviation, intelligence, administration, and logistics.  They are trained at the highest level of technical and tactical proficiency.  Right now, the Nebraska... read more

  • Better Service for Nebraskans

    July 10, 2018

    Running government more like a business is helping make the State of Nebraska more effective, more efficient, and more customer-focused.  In the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Chief Executive Officer Courtney Phillips and I have issued annual business plans to help bring greater discipline and focus to the work of our team.  As June wrapped up, the agency completed goals from its second annual business plan, and we are excited to report that the initiatives we have... read more