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  • Mid-Session Update

    March 28, 2017

    We are over halfway through the 90-day legislative session.  Working with senators, we have already accomplished a few key priorities including important budget cuts.  Even with this progress, a lot of work remains ahead to pass a balanced budget, deliver tax relief for Nebraska families, and pass other important bills before session concludes in early June.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Religious Freedom Legislation

    March 28, 2017

    NORFOLK – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB62, a bill carried by Speaker Jim Scheer of Norfolk to end criminal penalties for public school teachers wearing religious garb.

  • Media Roundup: Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Agriculture Across Nebraska

    March 27, 2017

    Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated National Ag Week on Tuesday by releasing a new analysis of his proposal to change how farm- and ranchland is valued for tax purposes.

  • Three Nominees Forwarded for District Judge Vacancy in the Second Judicial District

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court – Second Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration:  Steven M. Delaney, Bellevue; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; and Stefanie A. Martinez, Papillion.

  • Four Nominees Forwarded for County Judge Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court – Fourth Judicial District provided the following four names for the Governor’s consideration: William J. Acosta-Trejo, Beau G. Finley, Stephanie S. Shearer, and Steven J. Twohig, all of Omaha.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Keystone XL Presidential Permit

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the State Department had issued a Presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

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

    March 22, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court – Third Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration:  John R. Freudenberg, Robert S. Lannin, and Nancy K. Peterson, all of Lincoln.