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  • Three Nominees Forwarded for County Judge Vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District

    August 23, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court, Eighth Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Michael S. Borders, Broken Bow; Kale B. Burdick, Lincoln; and Martin V. Klein, Petersburg.  The 8th Judicial District consists of Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler counties. 

  • State of Nebraska Leadership Thanks CSG Justice Center for Facilitating Justice Reinvestment

    August 22, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Chief Justice Michael Heavican, and Speaker Jim Scheer issued statements thanking the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center for helping facilitate justice reinvestment initiatives.  Since 2014, the State of Nebraska’s three branches of government have collaborated together on a variety of justice reinvestment initiatives.

  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Meets with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Chao

    August 22, 2017

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts met with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, along with other various federal and state transportation officials.  The meeting focused around ways in which our local, state, and federal transportation bodies can work together to grow and improve Nebraska’s infrastructure.

  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Visits Carhenge to View Eclipse

    August 22, 2017

    ALLIANCE – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts visited Carhenge, near Alliance, to view the eclipse alongside thousands of Nebraskans and tourists.  Carhenge is one of dozens of sites which were flooded with tourists who chose to view the eclipse in Nebraska.

  • Rolling Back Harmful Red Tape

    August 21, 2017

    Red tape kills jobs.  It stifles innovation.  And it prohibits growth.  That’s why my administration’s mission is to make state government more effective, more efficient, and more customer-focused.  Over the past two and a half years, we’ve successfully put environmental quality permitting online.  We’re helping nurses get licensed more quickly.  And the Legislature and I partnered to abolish unnecessary professional licensing requirements for the banking, medical, and auto industries to... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds Implementation of Justice Reinvestment Initiatives by Corrections

    August 21, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded news that the justice reinvestment initiatives led by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have been implemented.  Since 2014, Nebraska’s three branches of government have collaborated with the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center on justice reinvestment initiatives, which included the successful passage of sentencing reform with LB 605 (2015).

  • Gov. Ricketts Sends Team to Parole Summit

    August 21, 2017

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Nebraska has been selected, along with three other states, to participate in a learning collaborative to develop recommendations for strengthening parole decision-making policies and practices.