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  • Back to the Basics

    June 21, 2021
    Martin Luther King, Jr. once famously said that “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”  For generations, Nebraskans have supported our public schools to do just this—to help build the next generation of educated and involved citizens in our state.  To that end, our public schools have generally focused on teaching material that supports our communities, and have steered away from ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Sends Nebraska State Patrol Troopers to Aid Texas in Border Crisis Management

    June 19, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska would be sending Nebraska State Patrol troopers to Texas in response to a request for support in managing the ongoing crisis in communities along the border of the United States and Mexico.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Signing Ceremony for Legislation Strengthening Protections Against Race-Based Discrimination

    June 18, 2021
    OMAHA – Governor Pete Ricketts held a ceremonial signing of Legislative Bill (LB) 451 this afternoon at the Highlander Dining Room in North Omaha.  The bill was introduced and prioritized by State Senator Terrell McKinney of Omaha.  It strengthens protections against workplace discrimination on the basis of race, clarifying that race includes characteristics such as hair texture and protective hairstyles.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Juneteenth Statement

    June 18, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Juneteenth, which is celebrated Saturday, June 19, 2021.
  • State Offices to Close June 18th to Observe Juneteenth

    June 17, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in expectation of federal legislation to be signed shortly and in accordance with state law, announced that state offices will be closed and teammates will be granted a day of leave for Juneteenth which will be observed on Friday, June 18, 2021.
  • Gov. Ricketts to Host “Stop 30 x 30” Town Hall in York

    June 16, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will host a “Stop 30 x 30” town hall in York.  30 x 30 is a goal set by President Joe Biden to permanently protect in its natural state 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030.  The Governor also has upcoming town halls scheduled in Gordon and Pickrell.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Department of Education Recognize 31 Students for Top ACT Scores

    June 16, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) hosted a ceremony in the State Capitol Rotunda to recognize graduates from the class of 2021 who achieved a top score on their ACT college entrance exam.