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  • Gov. Ricketts' Statement on Christensen Retirement

    September 26, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following the announcement that University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) Chancellor John Christensen will retire after the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Blue Cross Blue Shield Exit from ACA Marketplace

    September 23, 2016

    NORTH PLATTE – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following an announcement by Blue Cross Blue Shield that the company would exit the Affordable Care Act marketplace in Nebraska.

  • Growing Trade with Japan

    September 22, 2016

    Trade has helped grow Nebraska for decades.  Whether you are a rancher who exports beef to Japan or a center pivot manufacturer who has expanded your operations to China, trade has been critical to growing our Nebraska farms, ranches, and businesses.  Just look at the numbers: In 2014, Nebraska exported a total of $10.66 billion worth of goods, of which $6.59 billion worth was ag-based.  Whatever pessimism we hear about trade from politicians these days, it is critical that we remember how... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts, Roads Department Announce Major Roads Construction Projects

    September 22, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) announced $300 million in new transportation projects that will be constructed and funded by the Build Nebraska Act (BNA) and the Transportation Innovation Act (TIA).  In addition to the eight projects funded for construction by this investment, NDOR will begin design work on an additional 12 projects and plan for two others.

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Congressman Bill Barrett

    September 21, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in honor of Congressman Bill Barrett of Lexington who passed away earlier this week.

  • Gov. Ricketts Lauds Move by China to Resume Beef Imports

    September 21, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that China has plans to resume imports of beef from the United States.  China had previously banned importation of American beef in 2003.

  • Gov. Ricketts to Announce New Roads, Expressway Construction Priorities

    September 21, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Governor will travel the state to unveil new infrastructure priorities identified by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR).