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  • Transforming Nebraska’s Criminal Justice System

    October 16, 2017

    Prisons play a key role in Nebraska’s criminal justice system by protecting public safety and preparing inmates for return to our society.  Under the leadership of Director Scott Frakes over the past two years, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has been making great strides and working to better achieve their mission.  From expanding facility capacity to automating sentence calculation processes and expanding programming, the agency has been adopting data-driven... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on September Revenue Report

    October 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for September fell $2 million short, or 0.4 percent, short of projections.

  • Governor’s Office, Health and Human Services Augment Medicaid Leadership Search

    October 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, the Governor’s Office and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Courtney Phillips said they have engaged Ford Webb Associates, Inc., a national search firm, to augment their efforts to hire a permanent director for the agency’s Division of Medicaid and Long-Term Care.

  • Gov. Ricketts Deploys National Guard Unit to U.S. Virgin Islands for Hurricane Recovery Operations

    October 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts is deploying a 58-person National Guard headquarters unit to provide assistance to the ongoing hurricane recovery operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The organization has also deployed a Nebraska Army National Guard communications specialist to Puerto Rico to assist with the ongoing Hurricane Maria recovery operations there.

  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Library Innovation Studios Makerspace Partnership

    October 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that 18 Nebraska libraries will be the initial local participants in Nebraska’s Library Innovation Studios: Transforming Rural Communities project to create library makerspaces. The Nebraska Library Commission was recently awarded a National Leadership Grant of $530,732 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for this partnership project with the University of Nebraska Lincoln (UNL), Nebraska Innovation Studio... read more

  • Governor’s Office Comments on Union’s Refusal to Implement State Patrol Reforms

    October 11, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, the Governor’s Office issued a statement following communication from the State Law Enforcement Bargaining Council (SLEBC) rejecting a call to negotiate needed reform.  In August, the Governor’s Office released a report which called for new measures to hold Nebraska State Patrol Officers more accountable.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Clean Power Plan Rollback

    October 11, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt had signed a repeal of President Obama’s job-killing Clean Power Plan.