LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement and announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is an opportunity to step back from the busyness of life and reflect on the heroes who helped build our country. It is a time to reflect on how we got where we are and the people who secured our liberties for us. We remember the battles fought over the years to protect our freedom, our republic, and our future. And we recognize the men and women who have served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the State Capitol. The meeting comes in advance of the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.–Japan Association Conference, which will be held in Omaha in September.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated more than a dozen troopers and civilians with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) for their parts in two major recent drug busts. NSP made national news in April for the seizures, which combined pulled drugs carrying an estimated street value of $25 million off Nebraska roads.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Indonesia’s Consul General, Rosmalawati Chalid. Ms. Chalid serves as the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Chicago.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), will give the keynote address at this July’s third annual Nebraska Governor’s Summit on Economic Development in Lincoln.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Division of Parole Supervision (DPS) within the Nebraska Board of Parole, the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL), and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have embarked on a new partnership called the Reentry Workforce Academy (Academy). The Academy offers employment classes for clients on parole supervision and offenders who are currently on or preparing for work release at the Community Corrections Center-Lincoln (CCC-L), a facility within NDCS.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska State Patrol Colonel John Bolduc congratulated Scott Kracl, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the next U.S. Marshal for the District of Nebraska.
At the very heart of Nebraska agriculture, a synergistic relationship between corn, ethanol, and livestock has been helping grow our state for decades. Ethanol producers use corn feedstocks to produce high-quality biofuels. Many cattle feeders prefer distillers grain, an ethanol byproduct, as they prepare corn-fed beef for the market. This relationship between corn, cattle, and ethanol, known as the “Golden Triangle,” benefits our farm and ranch families and helps grow opportunities across our state.
OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kyle Schneweis to promote road safety in Nebraska. A near-record number of travelers are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day, prompting a revitalized Click It or Ticket campaign from the NSP and NDOT.