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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces New Incentive Plan for State Teammates Working in 24/7 Facilities

    July 30, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new incentive plan for state teammates aimed at helping to fill critical staff positions in the State’s 24/7 facilities.   
  • Gov. Ricketts: Draft Health Standards Still “Need Improvement”

    July 29, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) had issued a new draft of health education standards.  NDE is a state agency that is independently governed by the elected members of the State Board of Education.  Governor Ricketts does not appoint the board members or agency staff.
  • Gov. Ricketts to Host “Stop 30 x 30” Town Hall in David City

    July 28, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will host a “Stop 30 x 30” town hall in David City.  30 x 30 is a goal set by President Joe Biden to permanently protect or conserve in its natural state 30 percent of the nation’s land and waters by 2030.
  • Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska’s Return to Normal Won’t Be Interrupted by New CDC Guidance

    July 27, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance attempting to re-impose mask guidance for vaccinated people.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    July 27, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Ricketts released the 22nd episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research.  During the episode, Dr. Bhattacharya discusses the origins of the coronavirus, the national response to the pandemic, and the social and economic costs of lockdowns.
  • Countdown to the Nebraska State Fair

    July 26, 2021
    We’re only a month away from one of the most important annual events for our state—the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island.  This year, the fair will run from August 27th through September 6th.  It’s a great way to celebrate Nebraska agriculture, cap off the summer with family-friendly entertainment, enjoy amazing food, and connect with our rich heritage.
  • Gov. Ricketts Declares State Disaster for Areas Affected by July 9-10 Windstorms

    July 24, 2021
    Media Contacts:   Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970 Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967   Media Release: Gov. Ricketts Declares State Disaster for Areas Affected by July 9-10 Windstorms