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  • Gov. Ricketts Welcomes South Korea’s Consul-General to Nebraska

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted South Korea’s Consul-General Jong-Kook Lee at the Nebraska State Capitol.  Consul-General Lee serves at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago, which oversees 13 states in the American Midwest.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Animal Massage Occupational Licensing Reform Bill

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial signing event for LB 596, which exempts equine, cat, and dog massage practices from licensure and regulation, into law.  LB 596 was introduced by State Senator Mike Groene of North Platte.  The Legislature voted 46-0-3 to advance the bill to the Governor’s desk.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs New Pro-Life Legislation Creating Commemorative Certificates

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial signing event for LB 1040.  LB 1040 provides for the creation of commemorative certificates of nonviable birth for miscarriages that occur before the twentieth week of a pregnancy.  LB 1040 was introduced by State Senator Joni Albrecht of Thurston.  The bill was passed by a vote of 44-1-3 by the Legislature.

  • Gov. Ricketts Meets with Trade Delegation from Kenya

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts met with members of a trade delegation from Kenya to discuss the potential for a mutually beneficial trade relationship between Kenya and Nebraska.  The delegation consisted of members of the Parliament of Kenya both from the National Assembly and Senate. 

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Former First Lady Barbara Bush

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who passed away at the age of 92.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that former First Lady Barbara Bush, 92, had passed away.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Tax Relief for Nebraskans on National Tax Day

    April 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LBs 1089, 1090 and 738, which ease the tax burden on Nebraskans and make key adjustments to Nebraska’s tax code in light of federal tax reform.