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  • Gov. Ricketts Promotes Safe Driving Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    May 21, 2018

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kyle Schneweis to promote road safety in Nebraska.  A near-record number of travelers are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day, prompting a revitalized Click It or Ticket campaign from the NSP and NDOT.

  • Gov. Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Flex Fuel Pumps in Grand Island to Highlight Renewable Fuels Month

    May 21, 2018

    GRAND ISLAND – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts celebrated Renewable Fuels Month during a ribbon cutting event at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island.  At the event, Governor Ricketts pumped gas for motorists, highlighting the new flex fuel pumps now offering a variety of ethanol blends at Bosselman Travel Center.

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Texas Tragedy

    May 18, 2018

    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 in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Secretary Sonny Perdue in Alliance

    May 17, 2018

    ALLIANCE – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sat down with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in Alliance to discuss the priorities of Nebraska’s farm and ranch families.  Governor Ricketts and Secretary Perdue focused on how growing Nebraska agriculture benefits both Nebraska and the entire nation.

  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims May as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Nebraska

    May 17, 2018

    LINCOLN – This week, Governor Pete Ricketts was joined at the State Capitol by representatives from Nebraska’s aviation industry to celebrate General Aviation Appreciation Month.  General aviation and community airports are vital to the Nebraska economy and play a key role in the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to the state.  Governor Ricketts has been a constant advocate for infrastructure in the state, including supporting advancements at general... read more

  • Promoting Excellence in Education

    May 15, 2018

    Strong schools that deliver an excellent education are key to vibrant communities and growing Nebraska.  This week, we celebrated some of the best examples of excellence in education by honoring 22 graduating Nebraska students who have achieved a top score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam.  These students hail from communities across the state.  Students like these are examples of the success Nebraska students can achieve, and it is important that we help all Nebraska school kids... read more

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

    May 14, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This guidance is per a White House proclamation issued Friday, May 11, 2018