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  • Business Principles Improving Health Services

    July 25, 2017

    Just over one year ago, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Courtney Phillips and I launched the first-ever DHHS Business Plan.  It included 25 initiatives aimed at integrating services, promoting independence, focusing on prevention, leveraging technology, and increasing operational efficiencies.  DHHS touches the lives of countless Nebraskans every day as they serve some of our most vulnerable citizens.  This plan promised better services and efficiencies through strategic... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts: DHHS “Delivered” on First-Ever Business Plan

    July 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded achievements made over the past year by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as part of its first-ever business plan.

  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Nebraska’s Fast Job Growth

    July 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Labor announced that the over-the-month increase in non-farm employment is the third highest percentage in the nation at 0.6 percent growth. 

  • 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.