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Gov. Ricketts Announces Significant Increase in Nebraska Beef, Pork Exports in 2017

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced more good news in Nebraska’s number one industry, agriculture.  In 2017, Nebraska increased its total beef exports by 12 percent and its total pork exports by 20 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS).

Defining Corrections Reform

Public safety and protecting Nebraska’s families and communities are key to the quality of life that makes Nebraska the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.  According to U.S. News and World Report, Nebraska has the 15th lowest violent crime rate in the nation.  This is part of the reason why Nebraska has the 13th lowest incarceration rate in the country and the lowest among surrounding states. 

Gov. Ricketts Visits White House for President Trump’s Infrastructure Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts attended a roundtable on infrastructure hosted by President Donald J. Trump at the White House.  At the roundtable, President Trump unveiled a framework titled “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America,” which calls for $1.5 trillion in new investment over the next 10 years in America’s infrastructure.

A Pro-Life Budget for Nebraska

Life is precious.  It is something that we can never take for granted.  From our country’s earliest days, our Founding Fathers recognized life as the first right in the Declaration of Independence.  As Americans, we have an obligation to step up and protect life.  The right to life comes with responsibilities to ourselves and to others.  Nebraskans across our state recognize these duties by standing up for the unborn, caring for the elderly, and getting involved in their communities among many other actions.