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  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds Sen. Sasse’s Resolution on Religious Freedom

    January 16, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on a resolution approved by the U.S. Senate to affirm the First Amendment and the No Religious Test Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  The resolution was introduced by U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2019 State of the State Address

    January 16, 2019
     Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2019 State of the State Address
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on December Tax Receipts

    January 16, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for December were $37 million behind forecast, or 8.8 percent, below projections.
  • Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2019 State of the State Address

    January 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his annual State of the State address in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber.  In the address, Governor Ricketts detailed plans for balancing the budget and providing new property tax relief while welcoming new senators as they opened the 106th session of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.
  • Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Gov. Ricketts' "Nebraskans First" Budget & Legislative Initiatives

    January 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled his budget recommendation and legislative initiatives for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 during his annual State of the State address.  In his address, he characterized this budget as putting “Nebraskans first” because of the approach the recommendations takes to controlling spending and delivering property tax relief.
  • Gov. Ricketts' State of the State Address

    January 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – President Foley, Speaker Scheer, Members of the Legislature, Distinguished Guests, Friends, Fellow Nebraskans, and of course, our First Lady, my lovely wife, Susanne—good morning!
  • Great Opportunities for the Next Generation

    January 15, 2019
    Last week, I delivered my Second Inaugural Address as the 2019 legislative session kicked off.  During the address, I outlined my vision to grow Nebraska over the next four years.  The four pillars of that vision build upon work we have accomplished over the last few years: connecting Nebraskans to great-paying jobs; cutting red tape and improving services; controlling spending and cutting taxes; and promoting Nebraska.