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  • Gov. Ricketts’ Memorial Day Statement

    May 24, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day:

    “This Memorial Day, Nebraskans across our state will pause to commemorate those who lost their lives in service to our country. The recent deaths of two Nebraskans who served selflessly and honorably makes this year’s Memorial Day holiday especially poignant. Susanne and I encourage all Nebraskans to honor and remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives... read more

  • Nebraskans React to Legislature's Decision to Repeal the Death Penalty

    May 22, 2015

    KETV: Ricketts: Legislature 'way out of touch' with Nebraskans

    “The Legislature is out of touch with Nebraskans on their vote to repeal the death penalty. The overwhelming majority of Nebraskans support the death penalty because they understand that it is an important tool for public safety. I will continue to work with senators to sustain my veto when I issue it.”

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  • Gov. Ricketts Promotes Travel Safety; Encourages Motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket’

    May 22, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by Nebraska law enforcement and public safety officials to promote safe travel and the ‘Click It or Ticket’ initiative. This is the 11th year the state has participated in the national safety campaign, which began May 18th and runs through May 31st.

    “We are quickly approaching a period of increased travel on Nebraska roadways during the busy summer months,” said Governor Ricketts. “As Memorial Day weekend approaches, I... read more

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff Until Tuesday

    May 22, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, U.S. Marine Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz, and the Memorial Day holiday.

    Flags will be flown at half-staff starting at 12:00Noon on Friday, May 22, 2015 until 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

  • Gov. Ricketts Recognizes 15 Nebraska High School Students for Top ACT and SAT Scores

    May 21, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts recognized 15 Nebraska high school students for their academic achievement in earning top scores of 36 on the ACT or a 2400 on the SAT college admissions exam.

    Ceremonies were held at Westside High School in Omaha and Lincoln East High School.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Budget Cutting Taxes & the Growth of Government

    May 20, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed the next biennial budget, claiming victory for Nebraska taxpayers. In his budget recommendation to the Legislature, the Governor sought a reduction in the growth of spending by nearly 50% and included $400 million for the Property Tax Credit Relief Fund. The Legislature met both recommendations. After signing the budget, the Governor made the following statement:

    “This is a great day for my administration, the Unicameral, and most importantly... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts' Statement for Senators Ahead of Death Penalty Vote

    May 20, 2015

    This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts urged senators to listen to their constituents when considering how they vote during the final round of debate on a measure that would repeal the death penalty.

    “This morning’s debate on the death penalty is significant,” said Governor Ricketts. “No one has traveled the state more than I have in the past 18 months, and everywhere I go there is overwhelming support for keeping the death penalty in Nebraska. Ahead of this morning’s vote, I am... read more