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

    March 18, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court, Eleventh Judicial District (consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties) provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Joel Bradley Jay, Chappell; Amanda Marie Speichert, and Michael L. Nozicka, both of North Platte
  • Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Sasse Visit Fremont, Niobrara, & Lynch as State Supports Flooding Response

    March 16, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, and State Senators visited Fremont, Niobrara, and Lynch as they surveyed the impact of historic flooding.  They joined members of the Nebraska National Guard to get an aerial view of flooding impact as they traveled to thank Red Cross volunteers in Fremont, address a community meeting in Niobrara, and receive a briefing in Lynch.
  • Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to the response to severe flooding.  This order is in addition to the Governor’s emergency declaration issued on Tuesday.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Speaker Scheer Survey Historic Flooding as the State Assists with Response

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Unicameral Speaker Jim Scheer surveyed historic flooding in portions of northeast Nebraska.  They joined members of the Nebraska National Guard to get an aerial view of flooding impact and updated the media on the ongoing response in Norfolk and Omaha.
  • Gov. Ricketts, State Agencies Urge Caution as Devastating Flooding, Weather Impacts Continue

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials and partner agencies hosted a press conference to provide an update on the current flooding and severe weather impacting the state.  The agencies are continuing to monitor conditions, fielding calls from citizens and community partners, and providing information and resources to keep citizens safe.
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Ninth Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall Counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Stacie A. Goding of Grand Island and Andrew C. Butler of Hastings.
  • Gov. Ricketts, State Agencies Urge Caution as Severe Weather, Flooding Continues

    March 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies provided an update on the significant weather events and flooding that are impacting the State of Nebraska.