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  • Gov. Ricketts Addresses American Legion Convention in Kearney

    June 22, 2018

    KEARNEY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts spoke to veterans and attendees of the American Legion - Department of Nebraska’s Annual Convention in Kearney.  At the convention, the Governor spoke about how his administration has been working to make Nebraska the... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces 2018 Developing Youth Talent Initiative Grant Recipients

    June 22, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced this year’s grant recipients for the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI).  Launched by Governor Ricketts in 2015, DYTI supports partnerships between local Nebraska businesses and area public schools to engage 7th and 8th grade students in manufacturing and information technology (IT) career exploration programs.  Nucor Detailing Center of Norfolk and Reinke Manufacturing of Deshler... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Addresses SelectUSA Summit

    June 21, 2018

    MARYLAND – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  At the summit, Governor Ricketts invited international partners to invest in Nebraska and spoke about the importance of trade to the state.  Other speakers at the event included U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

  • Gov. Ricketts: New Sales Tax Revenue Must Provide Property Tax Relief

    June 21, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States eliminating exemptions for online retailers from the enforcement of state sales tax laws.

  • Lt. Gov. Foley Applauds New Apprenticeship Program

    June 21, 2018

    SCOTTSBLUFF – Today, Lt. Governor Mike Foley helped Scottsbluff Public Schools launch a new partnership with Aulick Industries to offer a new Youth Registered Apprenticeship Program for industrial manufacturing technicians.  To celebrate the launch, Lt. Governor Foley and Commissioner of Labor John Albin attended a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship (RA) signing ceremony at Scottsbluff High School.  The youth apprenticeship program is the first of its kind in... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs New Law Protecting Nebraskans with Disabilities in Custody Cases

    June 20, 2018

    LINCOLN – At a ceremonial bill signing event in the Governor’s Hearing Room on Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted LB 845, which was introduced by Senator Tom Briese of Albion.  LB 845 will prohibit courts from denying legal or physical custody of children based upon the disability of one of the parents.  LB 845 was approved by the Legislature by a vote of 49-0.

  • Governor Ricketts, Japan’s Consul General Highlight New University-Kewpie Partnership

    June 20, 2018

    DAVID CITY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the visiting Consul General of Japan in Chicago, Naoki Ito, toured the Henningsen Foods plant in David City, Nebraska.  The visit occurred on the heels of a newly-announced strategic partnership agreement between Henningsen’s Tokyo-based parent Kewpie Corporation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).