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  • Gov. Ricketts to Hold Town Halls in Nebraska City, Falls City

    July 28, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would hold town halls in Nebraska City and Falls City this Friday, July 31, 2015. The Governor invites the public to attend the town halls.

  • Listening to the Second House

    July 28, 2015

    Throughout my first six-plus months as Governor, I have spoken frequently about my goal of Growing Nebraska. To make this goal a reality requires the input and support of the citizens of our state. Growing Nebraska necessitates that we as Nebraskans come together to build a strategy to move our state forward. That is why over the past two years I have spent so much time crisscrossing Nebraska, visiting communities, holding town halls, and listening to taxpayers.

  • Gov. Ricketts Named Member of the National Governors Association Education and Workforce Committee

    July 28, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he had been named a member of the National Governors Association (NGA) Education and Workforce Committee by NGA Chair Utah Governor Gary Herbert and NGA Vice Chair Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

    The Education and Workforce Committee handles issues dealing with education (including early childhood, K-12 and postsecondary) and workforce development. Members of the committee ensure that governors’ views are... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Sends Letter to President Obama Urging Approval of Keystone XL

    July 27, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his office sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of the Keystone XL pipeline project. In his letter, the Governor urged the Obama Administration to issue a permit for the pipeline:

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Dakota County as Nebraska’s Newest Livestock Friendly County

    July 24, 2015

    South Sioux City, Nebraska – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts today announced Dakota County as Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC), designated through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

    “Dakota County officials have shown their strong commitment to rural economic development and agriculture,” said Gov. Ricketts. “By pursuing a Livestock Friendly County designation, Dakota County has shown their dedication to the... read more

  • Nebraska Gov. Ricketts, Lt. Gov. Reynolds Hold Last Chance Rally to Support the Renewable Fuel Standard

    July 24, 2015

    Blair, Nebraska – Today, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds joined Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson and Novozymes General Manager Kyle Nixon at the company’s enzyme plant in Blair, Nebraska to express the potential economic impact on Nebraska and Iowa of the pending EPA proposal to slash billions of gallons from America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). If enacted, it would threaten thousands of jobs and the billions of dollars of... read more

  • Six Nominees Forwarded for District Judge Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District

    July 23, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, the Judicial Nominating Committee for the District Court–Fourth Judicial District provided the following six names for the Governor’s consideration: Wesley S. Dodge, Mark F. Enenbach, James M. Masteller, Michelle A. Peters, Tim B. Streff, and Horacio J. Wheelock, all of Omaha.