LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Thanksgiving Day, which will be celebrated on November 23, 2017:
A quality education is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give any child. Perhaps Martin Luther King, Jr. put it best in 1947: “The function of education, therefore, is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts toured Nebraska’s four 2017 Blue Ribbon schools with 2017 Miss Nebraska Allison Tietjen.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has signed letters of intent with nine soybean processing companies in Bulgaria to promote the use of Nebraska-grown soybeans and soybean products in their facilities.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Lt. Governor Mike Foley, State Auditor Charlie Janssen, and legislative leadership released statements in support of federal tax reform.
Tuesday, November 14 – Thursday, November 16
Travel to Austin, Texas, for Republican Governors Association Annual Conference
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of David Rippe as the next Director of the Department of Economic Development (DED).
LINCOLN – Earlier this month, Lt. Governor Mike Foley traveled to China for a trade mission to strengthen the trade and agricultural ties between Nebraska and China.
HEBEI PROVINCE, CHINA – Wednesday, Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Director Wang of Hebei Province Department of Human Resources signed a memorandum of understanding to increase exchange of information and build a better relationship between Hebei Province and the State of Nebraska. Hebei is an important center of agriculture and industry in Eastern China.
“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” President John F. Kennedy’s words ring true now more than ever. Each year, Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to set aside the things that divide our country, and celebrate the men and women who have served our country through the years. This day is set apart to honor their service and sacrifice which have protected the freedom and liberties we hold in common as Americans.