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  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Meeting with North Omaha Leaders

    June 02, 2020
    LINCOLN - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an apology following a Monday meeting with North Omaha leaders. Following the meeting, a pastor expressed concern in a video regarding comments the Governor made during the meeting.
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Protests, Destruction of Property

    May 30, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following protests and destruction of property in Lincoln and Omaha.
  • Reopening Prudently

    May 29, 2020
    Over the past three months, Nebraskans have once again shown the world how our grit, determination, and spirit of working together can help us overcome any challenge.  Faced with the greatest public health crisis in over a century, Nebraskans have responded by slowing the spread of the virus, protecting our healthcare system, and taking care of our neighbors. 
  • Gov. Ricketts, DHHS CEO Smith Present Demographic Data on Coronavirus Disease

    May 29, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, at an afternoon press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts shared new demographic data on coronavirus cases and fatalities.  The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), in partnership with Local Health Departments, has been working diligently to collect and compile the data.
  • Gov. Ricketts Overviews Coronavirus Relief for Ag Producers, Highlights Nebraska Tourism Passport Program

    May 28, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted the great work being done by the agriculture and tourism industries to overcome the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.  He also announced the communities where Test Nebraska will operate during the first week of June.
  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Plan to Use Federal Funds to Get Nebraska Growing

    May 27, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, at his daily coronavirus briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled how the State of Nebraska plans to use federal coronavirus funds to get Nebraska growing.  Nebraska is receiving $1.25 billion through the CARES Act to aid coronavirus relief efforts.  Of the relief funds, $166 million will go to Douglas County.  The remainder will be allocated by the State of Nebraska.  This afternoon, the Governor outlined the main priorities for these funds. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointment of Dr. Theo Freye to Lead New Trade Office in Germany

    May 27, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Dr. Theo W. Freye to lead the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s new office in Germany.  The office will be known as the Nebraska Center Germany.