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  • Gov. Ricketts’ Memorial Day Statement & Flag Status Notice

    May 25, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement and announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Honoring our Service Members

    May 25, 2018

    Memorial Day is an opportunity to step back from the busyness of life and reflect on the heroes who helped build our country.  It is a time to reflect on how we got where we are and the people who secured our liberties for us.  We remember the battles fought over the years to protect our freedom, our republic, and our future.  And we recognize the men and women who have served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Special Adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Abe

    May 25, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the State Capitol.  The meeting comes in advance of the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.–Japan Association Conference, which will be held in Omaha in September.

  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks State Patrol for Busting Drugs

    May 24, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated more than a dozen troopers and civilians with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) for their parts in two major recent drug busts.  NSP made national news in April for the seizures, which combined pulled drugs carrying an estimated street value of $25 million off Nebraska roads.

  • Gov. Ricketts Welcomes Indonesia’s Consul General to Nebraska

    May 24, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Indonesia’s Consul General, Rosmalawati Chalid.  Ms. Chalid serves as the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Chicago.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces SBA Administrator Linda McMahon to Address Economic Development Summit

    May 24, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), will give the keynote address at this July’s third annual Nebraska Governor’s Summit on Economic Development in Lincoln.

  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds Interagency Collaboration on Reentry Workforce Academy

    May 23, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Division of Parole Supervision (DPS) within the Nebraska Board of Parole, the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL), and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have embarked on a new partnership called the Reentry Workforce Academy (Academy).  The Academy offers employment classes for clients on parole supervision and offenders who are currently on or preparing for work release at the Community... read more