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  • Prioritizing Taxpayers

    February 03, 2016

    Each week, I have the privilege of traveling Nebraska.  Over the past several months, I conducted 20 town halls, held 10 community visits recently following my State of the State address, and just this week I was in Chadron meeting with farmers and ranchers as well as community and business leaders.  The number one concern I hear from Nebraskans, urban and rural, is that our property tax burden is too high.  Property taxes on agricultural land have increased 66 percent in the last five years... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints Judge Max J. Kelch to the Supreme Court

    February 03, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Judge Max J. Kelch to the Nebraska Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District.  Currently, Judge Kelch serves as a District Court Judge for Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe Counties.

  • Ag Groups Endorse the Governor's Property Tax Relief Plan

    February 03, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Revenue Chairman Mike Gloor, and Education Chairwoman Kate Sullivan announced that major groups representing Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers had endorsed their property tax relief package.

  • Ag Groups Endorse the Governor's Property Tax Relief Plan

    February 02, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Revenue Chairman Mike Gloor, and Education Chairwoman Kate Sullivan announced that major groups representing Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers had endorsed their property tax relief package.

    “This property tax package provides relief for all Nebraska property owners, and these endorsements underscore the impact the relief provided in this package will have on our state’s family farms and ranches,” said Governor Ricketts.

  • Gov. Ricketts Urges Nebraskans to Monitor Weather Conditions

    February 01, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts urged Nebraskans to use caution and monitor weather conditions.  As heavy snowfall, blizzard conditions, and winter weather warnings are affecting much of the state, Nebraska state agencies are coordinating their response efforts.

    “Susanne and I urge Nebraskans to watch the weather closely, and to avoid any unnecessary travel in areas of the state experiencing extreme winter weather,” said Governor Ricketts.

  • Two Nominees Forwarded for District Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

    February 01, 2016

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Committee for the District Court–Ninth Judicial District provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: John H. Marsh and Thomas W. Tye II, both of Kearney.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces 2016 Application Process for the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative

    January 28, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is accepting applications for the next round of Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI) grants, a program that introduces young Nebraskans to potential careers in the manufacturing and technology sectors.  DYTI was proposed by the Governor as a part of his budget a year ago in January and approved by the Legislature in early 2015.