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  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds Revenue Committee for Advancing Major Property Tax Relief

    March 20, 2018

    “Thank you to Chairman Smith and the Revenue Committee for their significant investment of time and work to move the Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunities Act (LB 947) forward.  High property taxes are hurting farm families and homeowners across our state, and the Legislature needs to take action this session.  I look forward to working with pro-growth Senators to deliver this major property tax relief for the people of Nebraska.

  • The Heart of Nebraska

    March 19, 2018

    Thomas Jefferson once remarked that, “[a]griculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.”  In Nebraska, we have experienced this truth through the years.  Farmers and ranchers helped build the Good Life, and they form the backbone of Nebraska’s number one industry today.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Justice Wright’s Passing

    March 19, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Justice John F. Wright of the Nebraska Supreme Court had passed away.

  • Gov. Ricketts Approves Teacher’s License Flexibility for Military Families

    March 19, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts approved revisions to Rule 21, allowing military spouses to receive a three-year teaching permit in Nebraska with a valid out-of-state license. 

  • Five Nominees Forwarded for Judge Vacancy for the Separate Juvenile Court in Douglas County

    March 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Separate Juvenile Court in Douglas County provided the following five names for the Governor’s consideration: 

  • Gov. Ricketts Urges President Trump to Support a Strong RFS

    March 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump thanking him for his support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The letter also encourages President Trump to reject any proposal which would weaken the RFS, that has been pivotal to growing Nebraska agriculture.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week Visits

    March 15, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman announced two days of activities and stops across Nebraska to celebrate National Ag Week.  During March 19 & 21, the Governor, NDA Director, and agriculture industry representatives will visit Seward, York, Lexington, and Sidney.