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  • Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on September Revenue Report

    October 14, 2016

    Governor orders reduced spending for state agencies

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on an announcement by the Nebraska Department of Revenue that tax revenues fell short of the projected September forecast by about $25 million.

  • Lt. Governor Foley Announces Antelope County as Nebraska’s 40th Livestock Friendly County

    October 14, 2016

    CLEARWATER – Today, Lt. Governor Mike Foley announced that Antelope County has become the newest county in Nebraska to be designated as a Livestock Friendly County (LFC) through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).  Antelope County is the 40th Livestock Friendly County designated in Nebraska.  The LFC designation ceremony was held at the Thiele family dairy farm in Clearwater, Nebraska.

  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Manufacturing Day in Nebraska

    October 11, 2016

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) traveled the state to highlight Manufacturing Day and to celebrate Nebraska’s second largest industry.  The statewide tour included Hastings Public Middle School and High School in Hastings; Valmont Industries and Mid-Plains Community College in McCook; and CLAAS Global Sales in Omaha.  Industry and educational leaders joined the Governor and DED at each stop. 

  • You’re Invited: Gov. Ricketts & Sen. Williams to Hold Town Hall in Lexington

    October 07, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and State Senator Matt Williams announced that they would hold a town hall in Lexington on Thursday, October 13, 2016.  The Governor and Senator invite the public to attend the town hall.  


  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service

    October 07, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Barack Obama, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in honor of the National Firefighters Memorial Service.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Crime Commission Unveil Expansion of Victim Notification Service

    October 05, 2016

    KEARNEY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Crime Commission announced enhancements to the services the State of Nebraska provides to victims of crime.  Starting now, users of the Nebraska Victim Information Notification Everyday program (VINE) can receive information on the custody status of an offender via text message. 

  • Equality. Liberty. Respect.

    October 04, 2016

    From Presidential debates to football fields, America is having a discussion about injustice. We are an imperfect country. There is no doubt America has a checkered history with how we have treated individuals of various races and ethnicities. And there is no doubt social injustice and bigotry still exist.