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  • Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity

    December 18, 2018
    Individual liberty is a foundational principle for our country.  One of the biggest threats to our personal freedoms is the expanded size and scope of government at all levels.  Before World War II, government spending in the United States was about 12 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  Today, combined federal, state, and local government spending is about 35 percent of GDP.  Regulation is another measure of how much government has grown.  According to the Mercatus Center at Georgetown ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints La Grone in LD49

    December 17, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Andrew La Grone, an attorney and small business owner from Gretna, to fill an upcoming vacancy in Legislative District 49.  
  • Gov. Ricketts Names Human Resources Chief as Administrative Services Director

    December 17, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts named his Chief Human Resources Officer, Jason Jackson, as the next Director of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS).  Jackson brings extensive public and private sector experience.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska National Guard Celebrate National Guard’s 382nd Birthday

    December 17, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Major General Daryl Bohac joined more than 100 members of the Nebraska Army and Air National Guard to mark the National Guard’s 382nd birthday and Nebraska National Guard’s 164th birthday. 
  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Celebrate Major Child Welfare Grant, Bring Up Nebraska Successes

    December 12, 2018
    OMAHA – Today, Governor Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore, along with leaders from Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF), and the community, helped celebrate Bring Up Nebraska’s successes as well as a major child welfare grant.  Bring Up Nebraska is a statewide prevention effort to give local communities the ability to keep life’s challenges from becoming a crisis for vulnerable Nebraska families and ... read more
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

    December 12, 2018
    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Ninth Judicial District (Buffalo and Hall counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Andrew C. Butler, Hastings and Ryan C. Carson, Kearney.
  • Gov. Ricketts to Serve Trump Administration on Trade Advisory Committee

    December 12, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had appointed him to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.