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  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils New “Nebraska Strong” Relief Website

    March 21, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new website to help connect more Nebraskans with opportunities to request and provide relief.  The website can be viewed at
  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks President Trump for Federal Disaster Declaration

    March 21, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had approved Nebraska’s expedited request for federal disaster assistance.  Governor Ricketts submitted the request following devastating flooding and severe weather impacting virtually every region of Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts Issues Two Executive Orders Waiving Certain Requirements for Trip Permits & Deceased Livestock

    March 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has issued two new executive orders to provide relief to flood impacted communities.  Executive Order 19-03 gives farmers and ranchers a reasonable amount of time to dispose of deceased livestock lost due to severe weather and flooding.  Executive Order 19-04 temporarily suspends requirements for trip permits and fuel tax permits for certain vehicles engaged in flood relief.
  • Gov. Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

    March 20, 2019
    WATERLOO, NEBRASKA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to assess flood damage and emergency response efforts.  The visit began with a survey of the flooding along the Missouri River followed by visits to hear from impacted families and thank first responders.
  • Gov. Ricketts Submits Expedited Request for Federal Disaster Assistance

    March 19, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director Paul Taylor.  During the meeting, Governor Ricketts signed and submitted Nebraska’s expedited request to the federal government for disaster assistance.  The request will be now be considered by FEMA’s regional office and headquarters.
  • Nebraska’s Strong Communities

    March 19, 2019
    This past week will forever be remembered for the historic, devastating flooding our state experienced.  In scope of reach, we believe it is the most widespread natural disaster in our state’s history.  As Nebraskans, we will get through this together as we always have. 
  • Three Nominees Forwarded for County Court Judge Vacancy in the Eleventh Judicial District

    March 18, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court, Eleventh Judicial District (consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties) provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Joel Bradley Jay, Chappell; Amanda Marie Speichert, and Michael L. Nozicka, both of North Platte