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  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Tariff Reductions, Urges Swift Passage of USMCA

    May 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Trump had secured an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove retaliatory tariffs on American goods imported from the U.S. by the two countries.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Cattlemen Praise New Action by Japan to Break Down Barriers to American Beef

    May 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Cattlemen issued statements following news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that Japan would eliminate all remaining non-tariff barriers limiting the imports of American beef.
  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Pro-Military and Veteran Legislation

    May 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 6 and LB 138 into law.  LB 6 provides for the spouse or legal dependent of a person on active duty military assigned to a permanent duty station in Nebraska to continue to receive in-state tuition from the time of acceptance for admission for as long as the person remains continuously enrolled, even if the military person retires or is re-assigned to a new duty station.  LB 138 is a license plate bill that provides for ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Pumps E15, Promotes Ethanol while Proclaiming May as Renewable Fuels Month

    May 17, 2019
    OMAHA – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony at Casey’s General Store on N 156th Street.  Following the official proclamation, the Governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15 to promote higher ethanol blends.
  • Nebraskans Speak Out: Control Spending to Achieve Property Tax Relief

    May 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Right now, the Nebraska Legislature is considering tax plans that would implement some of the largest tax increases in state history.  LB 289 raises the state sales tax rate by 9%, cuts property tax relief from the state in half, imposes new taxes on a variety of services, raises the cigarette tax, and increases the tax on buying a house.  AM 1846 to LB 183 would also impose dozens of new taxes on a variety of goods and services ranging from home and auto repairs to ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts, City of Hastings Break Ground on New Housing Development

    May 17, 2019
    HASTINGS – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts visited Hastings to participate in a groundbreaking ceremony at North Park Commons, a mixed-use housing development slated to add over 300 units to the city’s housing market.  Substantial funding for the project was provided through the Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act (Housing Act).  The City of Hastings and the Hastings Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) also made significant investments in the new construction.
  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Groundbreaking of Allmand Plant Expansion in Holdrege

    May 17, 2019
    HOLDREGE – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts visited Holdrege to celebrate the groundbreaking on a new expansion project by manufacturing firm Allmand, Inc.