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  • Session Concludes

    May 23, 2017

    Only a few months ago, I stood before the Legislature to deliver my State of the State address to lay out my legislative agenda for the year.  On Tuesday, the 2017 legislative session concluded.  Despite a challenging fiscal landscape, senators and I found a way to come together this year on important issues to accomplish what was required for our people and our state.  Together, we worked to strengthen our communities, expand job opportunities, reduce the size of state government, and put... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts, Education Department Recognize 17 High School Students for Top ACT and SAT Scores

    May 23, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Education recognized 17 Nebraska high school students for their academic achievement in earning top scores of 36 on the ACT or a 1600 on the SAT college admissions exam.  Recognition ceremonies were held at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Education Department Recognize 17 High School Students for Top ACT and SAT Scores

    May 23, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Education recognized 17 Nebraska high school students for their academic achievement in earning top scores of 36 on the ACT or a 1600 on the SAT college admissions exam.  Recognition ceremonies were held at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Second International Trade Mission to Japan

    May 18, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced plans to lead a second international trade mission to Japan, nearly two years after his inaugural visit to Nebraska’s number one direct foreign investor and third largest trading partner.  Governor Ricketts shared details on the trade mission at Lincoln’s Kawasaki plant while celebrating the opening of the company’s new aerospace division.  The Governor met with Kawasaki leaders in Japan during his 2015 trade mission to thank... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts, Kawasaki Unveil Company’s First Aerostructures Production Line in U.S.

    May 18, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. hosted the grand opening of the company’s new Aerospace Division in Lincoln.  Production will initially focus on cargo door manufacturing for Boeing Corporation 777x aircraft.  The parent company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, has been a proud partner of Boeing since 1973.  This is the first aerostructures production line for Kawasaki in the United States.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Appropriations Committee Budget Veto Override Recommendations

    May 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a recommendation by the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee to override $32.7 million of the Governor’s line-item vetoes.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Ag Industry Groups Highlight Importance of U.S.-Mexico Trade Relationship

    May 16, 2017

    Lincoln – Today, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and national and state grain industry leaders told Mexican officials that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a boon for America’s farmers and ranchers and that the US must maintain a strong partnership with Mexico.