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  • Marijuana: A Clear and Present Danger

    February 24, 2021
    The marijuana industry, which is now partially owned by Big Tobacco, has its eye on Nebraska as a new place to turn a profit.  Previously, they hid this moneymaking motive under the guise of “medical” marijuana.  Now they are just pushing for full legalization.
  • Gov. Ricketts Warns Against Federal Overreach on Energy, Climate, & Conservation Issues

    February 23, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement regarding Executive Order 14008, also know as the “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.”  It was signed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on January 27, 2021.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Coronavirus Victims

    February 23, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds EPA Decision to Follow Court Ruling on Ethanol Blending

    February 23, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would follow a recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on small refinery exemptions from ethanol blending requirements.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Launch of Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Proclaims FFA Week

    February 22, 2021
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a press conference at the State Capitol to announce the launch of the State’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  The program, funded through the U.S. Treasury as part of a federal coronavirus relief package, is available to eligible tenants and landlords.  The State’s program provides assistance for both rent and certain utilities. The program is available for renters and not homeowners according to federal guidance. 
  • Gov. Ricketts, State Leaders Announce New Public Safety Initiative

    February 19, 2021
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts joined with State Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican, Speaker of the Legislature Mike Hilgers, and the Legislature’s Judiciary Chairman Steve Lathrop to announce a new public safety initiative.  The State is formally submitting a letter to the United States Department of Justice to request funding for a partnership with the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) to conduct an in-depth analysis of the State’s criminal justice ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts, DHHS Leaders Provide Update on Vaccine Prioritization

    February 18, 2021
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference at the State Capitol to provide an update on coronavirus vaccination efforts in Nebraska.  The State is currently in Phase 1B of its vaccination plan, with the majority of vaccines being administered to Nebraskans age 65 and older.