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  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates First Beef Exports to Israel in a Decade

    February 10, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined fellow Nebraskans congratulating WR Reserve, a beef processing company in Hastings, Nebraska,  which will send the first significant shipment of beef from the United States to Israel since that country placed a ban on U.S. beef imports in 2003.  Israel is one of the last countries to open its doors to U.S. beef imports following a finding of a confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in the United States in... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds SCOTUS Decision to Halt Implementation of the Clean Power Plan

    February 10, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded a decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to halt the implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

  • Prioritizing Taxpayers

    February 03, 2016

    Each week, I have the privilege of traveling Nebraska.  Over the past several months, I conducted 20 town halls, held 10 community visits recently following my State of the State address, and just this week I was in Chadron meeting with farmers and ranchers as well as community and business leaders.  The number one concern I hear from Nebraskans, urban and rural, is that our property tax burden is too high.  Property taxes on agricultural land have increased 66 percent in the last five years... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints Judge Max J. Kelch to the Supreme Court

    February 03, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of Judge Max J. Kelch to the Nebraska Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District.  Currently, Judge Kelch serves as a District Court Judge for Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe Counties.

  • Ag Groups Endorse the Governor's Property Tax Relief Plan

    February 03, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Revenue Chairman Mike Gloor, and Education Chairwoman Kate Sullivan announced that major groups representing Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers had endorsed their property tax relief package.

  • Ag Groups Endorse the Governor's Property Tax Relief Plan

    February 02, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Revenue Chairman Mike Gloor, and Education Chairwoman Kate Sullivan announced that major groups representing Nebraska’s farmers and ranchers had endorsed their property tax relief package.

    “This property tax package provides relief for all Nebraska property owners, and these endorsements underscore the impact the relief provided in this package will have on our state’s family farms and ranches,” said Governor Ricketts.

  • Gov. Ricketts Urges Nebraskans to Monitor Weather Conditions

    February 01, 2016

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts urged Nebraskans to use caution and monitor weather conditions.  As heavy snowfall, blizzard conditions, and winter weather warnings are affecting much of the state, Nebraska state agencies are coordinating their response efforts.

    “Susanne and I urge Nebraskans to watch the weather closely, and to avoid any unnecessary travel in areas of the state experiencing extreme winter weather,” said Governor Ricketts.