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  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Celebrate Major Child Welfare Grant, Bring Up Nebraska Successes

    December 12, 2018
    OMAHA – Today, Governor Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore, along with leaders from Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF), and the community, helped celebrate Bring Up Nebraska’s successes as well as a major child welfare grant.  Bring Up Nebraska is a statewide prevention effort to give local communities the ability to keep life’s challenges from becoming a crisis for vulnerable Nebraska families and ... read more
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

    December 12, 2018
    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Ninth Judicial District (Buffalo and Hall counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Andrew C. Butler, Hastings and Ryan C. Carson, Kearney.
  • Gov. Ricketts to Serve Trump Administration on Trade Advisory Committee

    December 12, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had appointed him to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds Next Steps on WOTUS Repeal

    December 11, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) applauded an announcement by Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler that the Trump Administration has proposed a replacement for the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. 
  • Building a Culture of Life

    December 11, 2018
    Nebraska is the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.  One of the things that sets apart Nebraska as the Good Life is the state’s generations-long commitment to pro-life values.  Our pro-life values evidence themselves in many ways.  Hundreds of Nebraskans volunteer at crisis pregnancy centers every year, helping provide crucial support for expecting mothers.  As you drive Nebraska’s highways and byways, it is common to see “Choose Life” or “Abortion stops a beating heart” ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Praises Federal Grant for US 75 from Murray to Plattsmouth

    December 07, 2018
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that a segment of US Highway 75 (US 75) has been selected to receive a competitive $20 million federal grant to assist in the funding of the project.  The grant is being awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Sherman County as Newest Nebraska Livestock Friendly County

    December 04, 2018
    LOUP CITY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts designated Sherman County as Nebraska’s newest Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  Sherman County, located in central Nebraska, is the 49th county in the state to apply for, meet the requirements, and receive the LFC designation.  The Livestock Friendly County program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).