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  • Our First 100 Days

    April 21, 2015

    The first 100 days of my administration have moved quickly as we have focused our priorities and resources on a single goal: Growing Nebraska. As I have said before, the key to growing our state for the next generation starts with creating jobs, lowering taxes, pushing back on regulation, and expanding educational opportunities.

  • Gov. Ricketts: Everyone Has a Role in Preventing Child Abuse

    April 21, 2015

    Today, in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Governor Pete Ricketts reminded Nebraskans about the importance of parents and communities having the information and resources they need to care for children to prevent their maltreatment.

    “Everyone has a role in preventing child abuse,” Governor Ricketts said. “It’s even more critical for communities to recognize ways to strengthen families at risk and prevent child abuse.”

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces ACCESSNebraska Key Performance Metric Reporting

    April 17, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Courtney Phillips announced that DHHS will begin monthly publication of key performance metrics used to track improvements in how services are delivered through ACCESSNebraska. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces 2015 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award Recipient

    April 17, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Nebraska Cattlemen, Cargill and Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce Shaw Family Farms as the recipient of the 2015 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®.  The annual award honors Nebraska landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.

    Shaw Family Farms is a fifth generation row-crop and cattle operation owned and... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces European Union As First Trade Mission

    April 16, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the first international trade mission of his administration will be to the European Union (EU) and will include visits to Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The Governor and delegates will be in the EU June 7th-15th.

    “Expanding the number of trade missions is a priority of my administration,” said Governor Pete Ricketts. “Taking Nebraska agriculture and businesses on the road is... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Reacts to Death Penalty Repeal Advancement

    April 16, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts reacted to the decision by senators to advance LB268, Senator Ernie Chambers’ plan to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska.

    "Today's vote for Senator Chambers' plan to repeal the death penalty is out of step with Nebraskans who tell me that they believe the death penalty remains an important tool for public safety,” said Governor Ricketts. “If this legislation comes to my desk, I will veto... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts, Attorney General Peterson, & Mayor Jean Stothert React to Crime, Corrections Proprosals

    April 16, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Attorney General, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, and law enforcement leadership at a press conference to offer reaction to proposals in the Legislature that would soften sentencing guidelines for criminals and repeal the death penalty in Nebraska.

    On Wednesday, the Legislature advanced legislation that would significantly weaken prosecution of habitual criminals and end mandatory minimum sentences for some criminals including those convicted on account... read more