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  • Building Financial Stability for Nebraska Families

    July 18, 2017

    In recent columns, I’ve been putting the focus on trade and business recruitment as a part of my grow Nebraska agenda.  While these are both important, workforce development is another key to achieving this goal.  Connecting Nebraskans to great opportunities helps build greater financial stability and ensures Nebraska remains the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.  The frontline of growing our state starts with Nebraskans finding good-paying jobs to support themselves... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Program Connecting SNAP Clients to Better Job Opportunities

    July 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a new, major employment initiative for participants in Nebraska’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.  The first year of a joint pilot program has connected families who receive SNAP benefits with better-paying jobs.  The program is a partnership between DHHS and DOL and utilizes... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Endicott Clay Expansion to Meet Market Demand

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) helped celebrate Endicott Clay Products Company’s (Endicott Clay) recent expansion.  Company executives also looked at other properties in Kansas and Nebraska before making the decision to expand at their current location.  Endicott Clay was started near Endicott, Nebraska in 1920.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Tax Receipts Shortfall in Fiscal Year 2016-17

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that final state general fund tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2016-17 fell $34 million short of projections.  Revenues continue to lag projections, and Nebraska collected less tax revenue this fiscal year than the previous year.

  • Gov. Ricketts hosts 400+ Nebraskans at 2nd Annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted more than 400 Nebraska community, education, and business leaders at the 2nd Annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development to learn about unique opportunities and challenges facing Nebraska’s economy. The one-of-a-kind forum encourages business executives, trade practitioners, elected officials, and community leaders to work collaboratively on strategies to grow Nebraska.

  • Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to aid citizens of North Dakota and South Dakota impacted by drought conditions.

  • Gov. Ricketts Launches Council to Grow Nebraska through International Trade

    July 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), and Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) launched the Governor’s Council for International Relations at the 2nd Annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development.  This new council is bringing together Nebraska business, agriculture, and education groups to work together to expand overseas trade opportunities and develop new international partnerships for the state.