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  • Keeping Nebraska Safe

    November 23, 2015

    Nebraska has been a welcoming place to people from around the world for years, and my administration is committed to continuing to make our state a great place to live, work, and raise a family. In light of the events in Paris, it is critical, however, that the Obama administration consider the safety of Americans first before moving forward with plans to resettle Syrian refugees. Over the past couple years, ISIS has grown rapidly and extended their influence throughout Syria and Iraq. Along... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Joins Letter to President Obama on Syrian Refugee Resettlement Security Concerns

    November 20, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter with 26 other governors calling for a review of security screening measures before resettling Syrian refugees in the United States.

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

    November 20, 2015

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Committee for the District Court – Third Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Darla S. Ideus and Janice M. Lipovsky of Lincoln; and Steven J. Schmidt of Crete.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on TransCanada’s Decision to Withdraw Keystone XL Application

    November 18, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Ricketts issued the following statement regarding the announcement that TransCanada filed a motion to dismiss without prejudice their application for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline route with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC):

  • Expanding Online Services

    November 17, 2015

    In a recent weeks, I have shared with you some of the good news about how my administration is working to make state government more customer-friendly while protecting your taxpayer dollars. Whether we are answering the phones at ACCESSNebraska in a timely manner or finding new ways to save money by using technology, we are committed to running government more like a business. As we have pursued this goal, my administration has looked for opportunities to offer more services through the... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Major Force Structure Changes to Nebraska Army National Guard Units

    November 17, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Major General Daryl Bohac announced the first major restructuring of the Nebraska Army National Guard in 20 years.  Nearly one in three Nebraska Army National Guard Soldiers will be affected by the changes which include an expansion of missions led by the Nebraska Army National Guard in Central Nebraska and the Panhandle.

  • Gov. Ricketts Opposes Syrian Refugee Resettlement until Security Concerns are Addressed

    November 16, 2015

    LINCOLNToday, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to refugee resettlement agencies in Nebraska to urge them not to pursue resettlement of Syrian refugees.