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  • Nebraska, Colorado State Officials Announce Republican River Settlement

    February 22, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, the Governors and Attorneys General of Nebraska and Colorado announced their settlement of claims regarding Colorado’s past use of water under the Republican River Compact.  A new agreement between the states was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska in recent weeks.  The agreement builds upon the states’ recent collaborative water management efforts and approval of detailed interstate Compact accounting... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates Kawasaki on New York Subway Car Contract

    February 22, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) on obtaining a $3.6 billion subway car contract from the New York City Transit Authority/Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Opens 2018 Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative Grant Application Process

    February 22, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will accept applications until April 9, 2018 for the next round of grant funding from the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI).

  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

    February 21, 2018

    LINCOLN – This afternoon, flanked by FFA leaders and members, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska.  FFA, also known as “Future Farmers of America,” started in 1928.  Its mission is to “make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”  FFA Week is celebrated nationally from February 17-24, 2018.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Rev. Billy Graham’s Passing

    February 21, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Rev. Billy Graham had passed away at age 99.

  • State Officials, Groups Announce Support for Pro-Life Budget Initiative

    February 20, 2018

    Governor Pete Ricketts: “Nebraska is a pro-life state, and the state’s budget should reflect those values.  We already have language in our budget to ensure other funds do not get spent on abortions.  Our proposal takes a logical next step: If you provide abortion services or refer or provide directive counsel for abortions, you cannot receive Title X funding.  This helps ensure taxpayer dollars will not subsidize abortions directly or indirectly.  Facilities that focus on... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces UNL AD Bill Moos as a 2018 Governor’s Ag Conference Speaker

    February 19, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that University... read more