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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Fire Marshal, Energy Office Director Transitions

    July 19, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced two director transitions, and thanked them for their service to the people of Nebraska.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Furnas County as Newest Nebraska Livestock Friendly County

    July 19, 2018

    BEAVER CITY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced Furnas County as the newest county in Nebraska to be designated a Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  The Livestock Friendly County program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).  With the addition of Furnas County, located in south-central Nebraska, 46 of the state’s 93 counties are now designated as livestock friendly.

  • The Thin Blue Line Protecting Nebraska

    July 17, 2018
    The summer travel season is a busy time of the year for the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), our state’s premiere law enforcement agency.  Nationally,... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts, Col. Bolduc Honor Troopers for Medicine Relay

    July 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Colonel John Bolduc honored troopers for their work in relaying potentially live-saving medicine across the state in early June. 

  • Gov. Ricketts: Revenue Trend a Sign of Growing Incomes

    July 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that final state general fund tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2017-18 grew $62 million above projections.  Overall, state revenues grew seven percent year-over-year.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Third Annual Economic Development Summit

    July 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, state and local officials, and 400 members of Nebraska’s business and economic development communities gathered in Lincoln for the Nebraska Governor’s Economic Development Summit.  Now in its third year, the all-day event is considered to be the pinnacle forum for discussing the unique challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska’s economy.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Nebraska’s Improved Standing in National Healthcare Ranking

    July 11, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed news that Nebraska has improved to seventh in the nation in the Mercatus Center’s Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) rankings.  Previously, Nebraska had ranked 12th among all states.