Background Photo Provided by the
Nebraska Tourism Commission
Offical Nebraska Government Website
Office of Governor Pete Ricketts

Latest News

  • Protecting the Right to Bear Arms

    February 18, 2020
    The United States Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms.  The first sentence of Article I of the Nebraska Constitution reasserts this right: “The right to keep and bear arms for security or defense of self, family, home, and others, and for lawful common defense, hunting, recreational use, and all other lawful purposes...shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof.”
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Presidents’ Day Statement

    February 14, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Presidents’ Day, which is celebrated on Monday, February 17, 2020.
  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks Ag Secretary Perdue, USDA for Disaster Declaration

    February 12, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue had issued a disaster declaration for Scotts Bluff County and other contiguous counties.   
  • Gov. Ricketts Receives the “Spirit of America” Award from the National Grocers Association

    February 11, 2020
    LINCOLN –  Recently, the National Grocers Association honored Governor Ricketts with the “Spirit of America Award” as a thank you for fighting against new taxes on items consumers use every day.  Last year, Governor Ricketts took a stand against new taxes as the Legislature proposed taxing products such as food, pop, candy, and bottled water.  Governor Ricketts said in April, “New taxes on food, pop, candy, and bottled water would hit working Nebraskans hard… As a matter of ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Attends White House Roundtable on Broadband Connectivity

    February 11, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. –  This week, Governor Pete Ricketts attended a White House roundtable on the future of 5G technology and rural broadband connectivity.  According to a White House statement, “[p]articipants explored efforts States are taking to expand 5G and broadband deployment and identifying ways the State and Federal government can partner to streamline connectivity infrastructure and support 5G development so families, farmers, and small businesses have reliable, high- ... read more
  • Delivering Property Tax Relief for Nebraskans

    February 11, 2020
    Nebraskans have made property tax relief their number one priority, and it’s my top priority for the Legislature.  Senators are now one-third of the way through this year’s short legislative session, with about 40 days to go.  Nebraska’s farmers, ranchers, and homeowners are counting on Senators to pass meaningful property tax relief before the session ends. 
  • You’re Invited: Gov. Ricketts & Sen. Slama to Host Town Hall in Nebraska City

    February 07, 2020
    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Senator Julie Slama announced that they would host a town hall in Nebraska City on Friday, February 14th.  The Governor and Senator invite the public to attend the event.