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  • Media Roundup: Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Agriculture Across Nebraska

    March 27, 2017

    Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated National Ag Week on Tuesday by releasing a new analysis of his proposal to change how farm- and ranchland is valued for tax purposes.

  • Three Nominees Forwarded for District Judge Vacancy in the Second Judicial District

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court – Second Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration:  Steven M. Delaney, Bellevue; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; and Stefanie A. Martinez, Papillion.

  • Four Nominees Forwarded for County Judge Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court – Fourth Judicial District provided the following four names for the Governor’s consideration: William J. Acosta-Trejo, Beau G. Finley, Stephanie S. Shearer, and Steven J. Twohig, all of Omaha.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Keystone XL Presidential Permit

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the State Department had issued a Presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Three Nominees Forwarded for County Judge Vacancy in the Third Judicial District

    March 22, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court – Third Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration:  John R. Freudenberg, Robert S. Lannin, and Nancy K. Peterson, all of Lincoln.

  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Analysis Showing Tax Proposal’s Impact

    March 22, 2017

    WEST POINT – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new analysis of LB338, an ag land property tax reform proposal introduced by Senator Lydia Brasch of Bancroft.  The analysis shows that total ag land valuations statewide would have grown about $61 billion less over the last 10 years if this proposal had been in place.

  • Celebrating Agriculture

    March 21, 2017

    The spotlight will be on Nebraska’s number one industry this week as Nebraskans across the state celebrate National Ag Week.   I’ll be joining Nebraskans from Scottsbluff to Omaha at 11 events over three days to highlight how our state’s number one industry continues to grow Nebraska.  While commodity prices in many markets are lagging, there are many reasons to be optimistic about agriculture’s future in Nebraska.