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  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks University President Dr. Hank Bounds for Service to Nebraska

    March 26, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that University of Nebraska President Dr. Hank Bounds will be stepping down from his role this summer.
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    March 26, 2019
    Over the last two weeks, the response to the flooding has been incredible in both small and big ways.  The Scribner Trap Team spent Saturday helping their neighbors with clean up in Fremont.  Nebraskans came together on #NebraskaStrong Day to give $441,919 towards flood relief through a partnership with the Nebraska Broadcasters and the American Red Cross.  Nebraska and national celebrities—from Larry the Cable Guy and Hannah Huston to Justin Timberlake and Tori Kelly—have stepped up to support ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Thank Nebraskans, Broadcasters for “#NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief”

    March 25, 2019
    BELLEVUE – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore thanked Nebraskans for stepping up to contribute towards flood relief on #NebraskaStrong Day.  The “#NebraskaStrong Drive for Flood Relief,” which was hosted by the Nebraska Broadcasters in partnership with the American Red Cross, raised $436,719 towards flood relief.
  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

    March 21, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website to help connect more Nebraskans with opportunities to request and provide relief.  The website can be viewed at
  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Federal Disaster Declaration

    March 21, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had approved Nebraska’s expedited request for federal disaster assistance.  Governor Ricketts submitted the request following devastating flooding and severe weather impacting virtually every region of Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts Issues Two Executive Orders Waiving Certain Requirements for Trip Permits & Deceased Livestock

    March 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has issued two new executive orders to provide relief to flood impacted communities.  Executive Order 19-03 gives farmers and ranchers a reasonable amount of time to dispose of deceased livestock lost due to severe weather and flooding.  Executive Order 19-04 temporarily suspends requirements for trip permits and fuel tax permits for certain vehicles engaged in flood relief.
  • Gov. Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

    March 20, 2019
    WATERLOO, NEBRASKA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to assess flood damage and emergency response efforts.  The visit began with a survey of the flooding along the Missouri River followed by visits to hear from impacted families and thank first responders.