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  • Media Release: Gov. Ricketts' Statement on WOTUS Rule Preliminary Injunction

    August 27, 2015

    Today, Judge Erickson, in the District Court for the Southeastern Division of the District of North Dakota, issued an order enjoining the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule.

    “I applaud the work of Attorney General Peterson in protecting the citizens of Nebraska through this lawsuit against the EPA,” said Governor Ricketts. “Judge Erickson is exactly right when he said in his opinion, ‘The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely.’”

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Hamilton County as Nebraska’s Newest Livestock Friendly County

    August 26, 2015

    HAMPTON – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Hamilton County has become the newest county in the state to become designated as a Livestock Friendly County (LFC) through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

    “The livestock industry in Nebraska generates more than half of the total on-farm receipts of our state’s number one industry, agriculture,” said Gov. Ricketts. “That’s why is so important that counties like Hamilton... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Promotes I-80/I-35 Challenge; Encourages Holiday Travel Safety

    August 25, 2015

    GRAND ISLAND – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts was joined by Nebraska law enforcement and public safety officials to promote the I-80/I-35 Challenge, Border-to-Border Traffic Safety Initiative and safe travel over the upcoming Labor Day Holiday.  The I-80/I-35 Challenge is a multi-state, multi-agency high visibility traffic enforcement operation designed to achieve zero fatalities for the period August 28-30.

  • Traveling Nebraska and Listening to You

    August 24, 2015

    Over the past month, I have been traveling and holding town halls across the state to listen to Nebraskans like you and to share an update on the priorities on which my administration has focused over the first seven months.  Input from the Second House, the people of Nebraska, helps to shape my policy priorities.  These travels have taken me from Falls City to Chadron and Laurel to Ogallala and a number of communities in between.  This is part of my administration’s effort to establish a... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts to Hold Town Hall in Norfolk

    August 21, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would hold a town hall in Norfolk on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The Governor invites the public to attend the town hall.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Howard County as Nebraska’s Newest Livestock Friendly County

    August 21, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Howard County has become the newest county in the state to become designated as a Livestock Friendly County (LFC) through a program administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).

  • Gov. Ricketts Selects Fox for LD7 Appointment

    August 18, 2015

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the selection of Nicole B. Fox, a nutrition therapist specialist and medical nutrition instructor, from Downtown Omaha, to fill the District 7 legislative seat vacancy.

    The Governor announced his appointment at a news conference this morning. Fox will be sworn in by Secretary of State John Gale later today in a private ceremony.