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  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings

    October 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff out of respect for Elijah E. Cummings.  Representative Cummings passed away today at the age of 68.  He had served in the House of Representatives since 1996 as a representative from Maryland. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Receives Award for Leadership on Behalf of Seniors

    October 16, 2019
    OMAHA – Today, Home Instead, Inc. presented Governor Pete Ricketts with the Senior Advocate of the Year award in recognition of his work to support Nebraska’s senior citizens.
  • Gov. Ricketts: Healthy Revenues Mean More Property Tax Relief

    October 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for September were $42 million above forecast.
  • Value-Added Ag Grows Rural Nebraska

    October 15, 2019
    Nebraska’s official nickname is the Cornhusker State, and unofficially we’re known as the Beef State because of the world-class red meat produced by our cattlemen and women.  Our family farms and ranches grow and raise some of the finest agricultural crops and livestock on the planet.  Our soybeans, corn, eggs, beef, pork, wheat, grain sorghum, and other ag products have an unsurpassed reputation for their quality.
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on “Phase One” China Trade Agreement

    October 11, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had achieved a “phase one” agreement on trade with China during a meeting with trade officials in Washington, D.C.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts American Ninja Warrior Maggi Thorne on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    October 08, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the tenth episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring American Ninja Warrior Maggi Thorne.  During this episode, Thorne discusses her time on the Husker Track and Field team, competing on the American Ninja Warrior competition, and being Global Ambassador for feedONE.
  • Answering the Call

    October 08, 2019
    Perhaps the greatest honor I have as Governor is to serve as commander-in-chief of our Nebraska National Guard.  For nearly 165 years—since before Nebraska gained statehood—many of our fellow citizens have answered the call to serve when our state and nation have needed them the most.  In 2019, we have needed them as much as ever.