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  • Gov. Ricketts Proposes Transfer of Grand Island Nebraska Veterans’ Home Property to the City of Grand Island

    December 01, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts proposed the transfer of the property that is currently home to the Grand Island Nebraska Veterans’ Home from the State of Nebraska to the City of Grand Island.  The transfer is contingent on approval by the City of Grand Island.  If approved, the transfer would occur in two phases and would be completed following the construction of the new Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home, which will be located in Kearney.

  • A New Era for the National Guard

    December 01, 2015

    Since 1854, the Nebraska National Guard has played a pivotal role in helping keep Nebraska safe and secure.  Through the years, members of the guard have deployed overseas, supported local law enforcement, and provided disaster relief among many other important duties.  For thousands of Nebraskans, the Nebraska National Guard has been a way to serve our state and country either full-time or while building a career in another field.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on the EPA's Failure to Keep the RFS Promise

    December 01, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) release of the final Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) rule.

  • Keeping Nebraska Safe

    November 23, 2015

    Nebraska has been a welcoming place to people from around the world for years, and my administration is committed to continuing to make our state a great place to live, work, and raise a family. In light of the events in Paris, it is critical, however, that the Obama administration consider the safety of Americans first before moving forward with plans to resettle Syrian refugees. Over the past couple years, ISIS has grown rapidly and extended their influence throughout Syria and Iraq. Along... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Joins Letter to President Obama on Syrian Refugee Resettlement Security Concerns

    November 20, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter with 26 other governors calling for a review of security screening measures before resettling Syrian refugees in the United States.

  • Three Nominees Forwarded for District Judge Vacancy in the Third Judicial District

    November 20, 2015

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Committee for the District Court – Third Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Darla S. Ideus and Janice M. Lipovsky of Lincoln; and Steven J. Schmidt of Crete.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on TransCanada’s Decision to Withdraw Keystone XL Application

    November 18, 2015

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Ricketts issued the following statement regarding the announcement that TransCanada filed a motion to dismiss without prejudice their application for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline route with the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC):