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  • Media Roundup: Nebraska Editorial Boards Applaud Gov. Ricketts' Budget Plans

    January 18, 2017

    The state needs to tighten its belt, and the governor deserves credit for setting out a workable way to balance the budget without raising taxes or misusing the state’s rainy day fund, the cash reserve.

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Statement

    January 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which is celebrated on January 16, 2017.

  • Tax Relief: The Nebraska Way

    January 17, 2017

    Tax relief is key to growing Nebraska.  We have to become more competitive in order to grow the number of people in our state and opportunities for more and better paying jobs.  While this might seem like common sense, not everyone shares this view.  The new legislative session has begun and the lobbyists and special interests have returned to the State Capitol.  Some are suggesting the state should raise taxes, even though I have presented balanced budgets that restrain spending without tax... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on December Tax Receipts

    January 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on the news that December tax receipts had come in below projections.  

  • Gov. Ricketts, Chairman Smith, & Chairwoman Brasch Propose Nebraska-Style Tax Reforms

    January 12, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Revenue Committee Chairman Jim Smith, and Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Lydia Brasch announced a tax relief package to change the way ag land is valued for property tax purposes as well as lower income taxes.  The tax relief package is one of the Governor’s top legislative initiatives for the 2017 legislative session. 

  • Governor Ricketts' State of the State Address

    January 12, 2017

    LINCOLN – President Foley, Speaker Scheer, Members of the 105th Legislature, Tribal Chairmen, Distinguished Guests, Friends, Fellow Nebraskans, and of course, our First Lady, my lovely wife Susanne—good morning!

  • You’re Invited: Join Gov. Ricketts in Kearney for the State of the State Fly Around

    January 11, 2017

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would visit Kearney on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 to discuss the State of the State and highlight his legislative priorities.  The Governor invites the public to attend.