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  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Writer & Inspirational Speaker Ashley Stevens on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    December 04, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the thirteenth episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring writer and inspirational speaker Ashley Stevens.  During this episode, Ashley discusses her faith, turning tragedy into hope, and the age-old question of “why bad things happen to good people.”
  • Gov. Ricketts: Japan Trade Agreement “A Big Win” for Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers

    December 04, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Japan’s National Diet had approved a new trade agreement with the United States.  The agreement was negotiated earlier this year by President Donald J. Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.
  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks Pres. Trump, HUD for $108.9 Million in Federal Disaster Recovery Funding

    December 04, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts thanked President Trump and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson for awarding $108.9 million in grants to aid Nebraska’s long-term disaster recovery.  The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding will support the state’s efforts to rebuild following the 2019 floods.
  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Invite Nebraskans to Celebrate the Season with Christmas Tree Lighting & Reception

    December 03, 2019
    LINCOLN – On Sunday, Governor Pete Ricketts, First Lady Susanne Shore, and Nebraskans from across the state will celebrate the Christmas season with the lighting of the Nebraska State Capitol Christmas Tree.  The ceremony will be open to the public with an open house at the Governor’s Residence following the event.
  • The State of Agriculture

    December 03, 2019
    It’s no secret that 2019 has been a tough year for Nebraska due to historic flooding.  For our farmers and ranchers, damage from the floods was compounded by additional hardships.  Commodity prices remain low.  A major canal failed along the Nebraska-Wyoming border.  And the Green New Deal and “meat is murder” movements pose a looming threat to our way of life.
  • Gov. Ricketts Submits Comment to EPA, Calls on Agency to Fulfill RFS Promise

    November 27, 2019
    LINCOLN – This week, Governor Pete Ricketts submitted an official comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed rule to set renewable fuel volumes for 2020 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Thanksgiving Statement

    November 27, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated November 28, 2019.