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  • Celebrating Our Independence

    June 26, 2015

    Across Nebraska on Independence Day, Nebraskans will perform annual traditions as they gather to watch fireworks, grill on the back porch, march in parades, participate in community-wide festivals, and share the holiday with family and friends. While these rituals may seem commonplace, they are at the heart of who we are as Nebraskans and Americans as we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Marriage Ruling

    June 26, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. 

  • Gov. Ricketts, Ethanol Advocates Urge EPA to Maintain RFS

    June 25, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska ethanol industry leaders commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed change that would slash billions of gallons of ethanol from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

    The proposed changes are scheduled for a hearing today in Kansas City, Kansas. Nebraska Energy Office Director David Bracht will testify on behalf of the State of Nebraska in opposition to the EPA’s proposed changes to the RFS.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on TPA Passage

    June 24, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach commented on the approval of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) by the U.S. Senate. This vote sends TPA to President Barack Obama’s desk for his consideration.

    “This is a good day for Nebraska. As I have said from the beginning of my governorship, one of my top priorities is to Grow Nebraska, and that means creating jobs and expanding businesses,” said Governor Ricketts. “... read more

  • First Family to Hold Contest to Name Wallaby

    June 23, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the First Family announced that they will hold a naming contest for a young wallaby in partnership with the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

    As a part of this contest, Nebraskans are encouraged to suggest a name for the young tammar wallaby (photo attached) to be named by the First Family this summer. Tammar wallabies are native to South Australia. This wallaby is one of 11 living at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

  • Growing Trade Relationships

    June 22, 2015

    The overarching goal of my administration is Growing Nebraska. Opening and expanding overseas markets is a critical part of finding new opportunities for Nebraska businesses in a global economy. From June 7th to the 15th, leaders in agriculture and economic development from across Nebraska joined me on a very successful international trade mission, the first of my administration. This trade mission took us to the European Union (EU) where we visited Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. With 500... read more

  • Search Contributors Update

    June 19, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an updated list of the donors who generously contributed towards the search process for new directors for the Department of Corrections, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Economic Development, and the Department of Roads. Over the course of the past several months, Ricketts successfully conducted a national search for innovative and forward-thinking individuals to lead these departments.