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  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Bottle Club Licensing Measure

    April 26, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial bill signing event in the Governor’s Hearing Room for LB 1120.  LB 1120 incorporates LB 747, which was introduced by State Senator Theresa Thibodeau of Omaha.  The bill creates a new classification for a “bottle club” license under the Nebraska Liquor Control Act.  Previously, bottle clubs had been unregulated by the state, allowing certain establishments to take advantage of a gray area in the state’s liquor... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Nebraska Leads the Nation in Two Major Financial Health Measures

    April 26, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on two new studies showing Nebraska has the least state debt per capita and the lowest level of gambling addiction in the nation.

  • Gov. Ricketts Goes “Face to Face” to Highlight Cultural Changes in State Corrections

    April 25, 2018

    TECUMSEH – Governor Pete Ricketts recently became the latest governor to join the Face to Face initiative, a national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the people who are closest to the correctional system to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges and unique realities they face.

  • Working Together to Move Forward

    April 23, 2018

    Last week, Senators wrapped up the Second Session of the 105th Legislature in Lincoln.  With the conclusion of the session, Senators delivered several notable priorities to my desk, which will help keep our state moving forward.  From balancing the budget and tax relief to cutting red tape and raising speed limits, several areas saw progress

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Nebraska Boy Scouts for Report to the State

    April 23, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed representatives of the Boy Scouts of America from across Nebraska to the State Capitol to deliver their 2017 Report to the State of Nebraska on Scouting’s progress.  The Governor was joined by over 20 scouts representing the Overland Trails, Mid-America, and Cornhusker Councils of the Nebraska Boy Scouts.

  • Gov. Ricketts Issues Veto to Protect Ranchers

    April 23, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act.  LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and opposed by agriculture groups, sportsmen, and local officials.  The bill was passed by the Legislature 26-13-10.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Murante Highlight Bill Streamlining Speed Limits in Nebraska

    April 23, 2018

    NEBRASKA CITY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial signing event for LB 1009, introduced by State Senator John Murante of Gretna.  The bill will streamline and right-size speed limits for Nebraskans across the state.  LB 1009 was passed 44-1-4 by the Legislature.  Governor Ricketts was joined at the ceremony by Senator Murante and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kyle Schneweis.