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  • Gov. Ricketts Recognizes Nebraska Firms on Inc. 5000 “Most Successful Companies in America” List for 2019

    August 21, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts recognized the 27 Nebraska firms that made the Inc. 5000 list of The Most Successful Companies in America for 2019.
  • Gov. Ricketts Meets with Nebraska’s Vietnamese Community Ahead of Trade Mission

    August 20, 2019
    OMAHA – Yesterday, Governor Pete Ricketts met with members of Nebraska’s Vietnamese community to preview his upcoming trade mission to Japan and Vietnam.  Lutheran Family Services organized the forum so that the Governor could speak with the state’s Vietnamese residents about his mission to strengthen economic ties and promote agricultural exports in Asia.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Musicians and Entertainers the Potash Twins on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    August 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the sixth episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring Ezra and Adeev Potash, two brothers better known as the Potash Twins.  In their conversation, they talk about the music industry, the impact their upbringing in Nebraska had on their careers, various musicians and celebrities they’ve encountered and worked with, and some of their favorite performances.  They also discuss their recently released single “SNAP,” which you can watch ... read more
  • Better Service for Nebraskans in Need

    August 20, 2019
    The mission of my administration is to make state government more effective, efficient, and customer-focused for you.  I want Nebraskans to spend less time standing in line, waiting on hold, or filling out forms so that they can spend more time enjoying and growing the Good Life.  During my time in office, we’ve applied principles from business to our day-to-day operations so that we can better serve Nebraskans.  We’ve created annual business plans to work smarter, added performance metrics to ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks Child Welfare Director for Transformational Leadership

    August 16, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated the director of the Division of Children and Family Services (CFS) at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for his outstanding service.  CFS Director Matt Wallen submitted his resignation this week.  His last day leading the division that includes Economic Assistance, Child Support Services, Adult and Child Protective Services, and Youth Rehabilitation will be September 8th.
  • Gov. Ricketts Honors 2019 Recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award

    August 16, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced this year’s recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award.  A total of 42 Nebraska organizations representing 24 communities are being honored for offering evidence-based worksite wellness programs for their teammates.
  • Gov. Ricketts Urges EPA to Strengthen Commitment to Renewable Fuels

    August 15, 2019
    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts addressed the 32nd annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Omaha.  During his remarks, he discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recent decision to exempt 31 small refineries from fulfilling their Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).