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  • Gov. Ricketts’ Independence Day Statement

    July 03, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Independence Day:

    “Across Nebraska on Independence Day, Nebraskans perform annual traditions as they gather to watch fireworks, grill on the back porch, march in parades, participate in community-wide festivals, and share the holiday with family and friends. While these rituals may seem commonplace, they are at the heart of who we are as Nebraskans and Americans as we celebrate the... read more

  • Nebraska’s Renewable Future

    July 02, 2015

    Agriculture is Nebraska’s number one industry, and that is why growing agriculture is so critical to growing our state. Ethanol is one of the key growth industries in Nebraska agriculture that has added billions in revenue and thousands of jobs to our economy over the past decade. Thanks to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), passed in 2005, Nebraska’s ethanol production has tripled from 566 million gallons to about 2 billion gallons in just 10 years. 

    Before the advent of the RFS,... read more

  • Three Names Forwarded for Supreme Court Justice in the First Judicial District

    July 02, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, the Judicial Nominating Committee for the Supreme Court Justice – First Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Riko E. Bishop, Amie C. Martinez, and Stephanie F. Stacy, all of Lincoln.

    The First Judicial District consists of Lancaster and Seward counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Justice Kenneth C. Stephan.

  • Gov. Ricketts Seeks Applicants for Legislative District 7 Seat

    July 01, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that he will seek qualified applicants to fill the vacancy in Legislative District 7 created by Senator Jeremy Nordquist’s resignation.

    Sen. Nordquist submitted his resignation effective July 1, 2015 after announcing that he would serve as Chief of Staff to Congressman Brad Ashford of Omaha.

  • Celebrating Our Independence

    June 26, 2015

    Across Nebraska on Independence Day, Nebraskans will perform annual traditions as they gather to watch fireworks, grill on the back porch, march in parades, participate in community-wide festivals, and share the holiday with family and friends. While these rituals may seem commonplace, they are at the heart of who we are as Nebraskans and Americans as we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Marriage Ruling

    June 26, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states. 

  • Gov. Ricketts, Ethanol Advocates Urge EPA to Maintain RFS

    June 25, 2015

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska ethanol industry leaders commented on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed change that would slash billions of gallons of ethanol from the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS).

    The proposed changes are scheduled for a hearing today in Kansas City, Kansas. Nebraska Energy Office Director David Bracht will testify on behalf of the State of Nebraska in opposition to the EPA’s proposed changes to the RFS.