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  • Nebraska’s Great Outdoors

    September 20, 2019
    Like many Nebraskans, I enjoy hunting and fishing, and these activities have instilled in me an enduring love for the outdoors.  There’s no better way to take in the beauty of Nebraska, whether it’s on a turkey hunt in the Pine Ridge or spending a quiet evening fishing at a community pond.  Hunting and fishing are relaxing ways to unplug from the work week, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family.  While hunting and fishing, I have met Nebraskans from throughout the state, ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Remind Nebraskans to Nominate Flood Heroes

    September 19, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore reminded Nebraskans to submit their nominations for Nebraska’s flood heroes prior to October 1, 2019 by visiting
  • Gov. Ricketts Tells Chief Standing Bear’s Story at Dedication Ceremony in U.S. Capitol

    September 19, 2019
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts gave remarks at the ceremonial unveiling of Chief Standing Bear’s statue in Statuary Hall at the United States Capitol.  He told the story of Standing Bear’s bravery, dedication to his family and tribe, and eloquent defense of his basic human dignity in the landmark civil rights case Standing Bear v. Crook.  The Ponca chief and Nebraska hero will be prominently displayed at the U.S. Capitol for years to come.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Constitution Day Statement

    September 17, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Constitution Day.  Constitution Day is observed on September 17, 2019.
  • Standing for Justice

    September 17, 2019
    This week, I’m traveling to Washington, DC to celebrate the unveiling of a statue of Chief Standing Bear at the United States Capitol.  The statue will be on display for years to come, and I encourage Nebraskans to look for it when they next visit the U.S. Capitol.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts ‘Welcome Home’ Picnic for Recently Discharged Service Members

    September 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – On Thursday evening, Governor Ricketts hosted the 2019 Veterans Welcome Home Picnic at his residence.  Nearly 40 service members who have been discharged over the past year were in attendance, along with their family members.  The event, which is in its fourth year, was co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) and Walmart. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Commends EPA for Repealing Burdensome WOTUS Rule

    September 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts praised President Donald J. Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their decision to repeal President Barack Obama’s 2015 rule pertaining to the Clean Water Act.  The 2015 rule had stretched the bounds of the EPA’s authority beyond its constitutional scope by expansively defining “Waters of the United States ” (WOTUS).