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  • Nebraska Achieves Record-High Employment

    May 20, 2022
    LINCOLN – Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Nebraska’s preliminary employment for April 2022 reached an all-time high of 1,040,325.  This means nearly 22,000 more Nebraskans are working now than prior to the pandemic (February 2020).  Additionally, Nebraska’s unemployment rate is at 1.9%.  That’s tied for the lowest rate ever achieved by any state.
  • Nebraska Records Billion Dollars in Monthly Gross Receipts for First Time in State History

    May 20, 2022
    LINCOLN – Nebraska’s April revenue receipts are out, and the results are record-smashing.  The State’s gross receipts for last month were over one billion dollars, at $1,185,536,454, and net receipts were at $939 million.  At $375 million above projections, April 2022 marks the largest net revenue increase in state history.
  • Nebraska Backs the Blue 100%

    May 17, 2022
    The Good Life we all enjoy is made possible by the courageous men and women in blue.  After traveling the state for the past 7 ½ years as Governor, I know Nebraskans appreciate all that law enforcement does to keep them safe.  While other states cut funding for the police, Nebraska is boosting our support for our law enforcement.
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts 70th Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    May 17, 2022
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the 38th episode of “The Nebraska Way,” featuring 70th Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  During the episode, Secretary Pompeo discusses his experience in the Trump administration, his views on the People's Republic of China, and his thoughts on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Record-High April Tax Receipts

    May 16, 2022
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on the State’s revenue receipts for April 2022, which topped projections by over $375 million for the month.
  • Gov. Ricketts Seeks Applicants for Legislative District 31 Vacancy

    May 16, 2022
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will seek qualified applicants to fill the vacancy in Legislative District 31, created by the passing of Senator Rich Pahls on April 27, 2022.
  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints Jason Bergevin as District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District

    May 12, 2022
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Jason Bergevin of Lincoln as District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District.  The Fifth District consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties.