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Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Eleventh Judicial District

LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Eleventh Judicial District.  The district includes Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties.  The commission provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Michael E. Piccolo, North Platte; and Felicia K. Fair, Ogallala.

Cutting Red Tape for Farm Families

With new technology and innovative farming techniques, modern day agriculture is more critical than ever to growing opportunities in Nebraska.  Whether you work in a biotech lab, operate a combine in a field, or refinance loans at a bank, agriculture reaches into nearly every aspect of our economy, accounting for about a quarter of the jobs in Nebraska.  Right now, Forbes ranks Nebraska the fourth best state for business and fourth best state for regulatory climate.  Building on this strength is key to continuing the momentum we have experienced in growing Nebraska.  To this end, I have been working to make state government more customer friendly for our farm and ranch families and to cut red tape at the federal level.

Gov. Ricketts, State Patrol, & Ag Leaders Unveil New Guidance for Livestock Hauling

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), and agriculture producers throughout the state of Nebraska are working together to keep Nebraska roads safe and keep livestock moving.  The collaboration includes several key points that will assist livestock haulers in complying with the rules of the road.  It also provides for a system to rapidly address situations in which a livestock hauler is put out of service for various reasons.