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  • Gov. Ricketts Honors Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Air Refueling Wing for Earning 13th U.S. Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    December 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated the men and women of the Nebraska Air National Guard’s Lincoln-based 155th Air Refueling Wing on a prestigious award the unit earned.  The 155th recently achieved the U.S. Air Force’s prestigious Outstanding Unit Award following a two-year period of intense deployments, record-setting flying, a successful air show, and numerous other support missions.

  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates Steve Grasz on Senate Confirmation to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

    December 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated Steve Grasz, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • Gov. Ricketts: State Agencies Achieving Operational Goals, Reducing Headcount

    December 12, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered an update on a state hiring freeze which has reduced the size and scope of the state’s workforce.  Starting in October 2016, the hiring freeze has targeted the reduction of non-essential state jobs as a tool to help the state manage budget reductions and make more efficient use of taxpayer dollars.

  • Improving Operations at Health and Human Services

    December 12, 2017

    Here at the State of Nebraska, we’re working every day to build a government which is more effective and more efficient.  When I took office, I identified the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as a priority for operational improvements.  It’s one of our state’s biggest agencies with over $1.5 billion in state funding flowing through it annually.  It’s no secret that the agency has faced challenges, but they’ve been focused on putting those in the past and running a new kind of... read more

  • Nebraska Leads Nation in Beef Exports to China

    December 08, 2017

    LINCOLN — Through October 2017, Nebraska exported more than half of the total share of U.S. beef to China, according to data recently released from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Nebraska’s beef exports to China were $8.7 million, a 50.5 percent share of the U.S. total of $17.2 million.

  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Honors Nebraska’s Pearl Harbor Survivors with Proclamation

    December 07, 2017

    LINCOLN – At a ceremony today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation marking December 7, 2017, as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day in Nebraska.  Of Nebraska’s four remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, three attended the ceremony: Walter Barsell, 96, of Wahoo; Ed Guthrie, 99, of Omaha; and Melvin Kennedy, 94, of Grand Island.

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Pearl Harbor Day

    December 06, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in honor of Pearl Harbor Day.