LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted news that the Mercatus Center at George Mason University had ranked Nebraska the number one state in the nation for fiscal condition. Nebraska jumped five spots from being ranked sixth best in the nation last year.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, and commodity groups praised news that President Donald J. Trump had directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the use of E15 year around.
Since before our statehood, Nebraska’s National Guard has been a critical part of making Nebraska be the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family. The Nebraska National Guard was founded on December 23, 1854 with the stroke of acting Territorial Governor Thomas B. Cuming’s pen on a proclamation recommending that the citizens of the new Nebraska territory organize volunteer companies of troops. Today’s Nebraska National Guard employs nearly 4,600 Soldiers, Airmen, and civilians on both a full-time and part-time basis. With 25 readiness centers located in 23 communities and an important Air National Guard base in Lincoln, the Nebraska National Guard has a footprint throughout the state.
OMAHA – On Friday night, Governor Pete Ricketts received the “Courageous Defense of the Unborn” award from the Thomas More Society. The award recognizes the work of Governor Ricketts, who has successfully advocated for several pro-life initiatives.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff for the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service on Sunday.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted awards that Nebraska’s state website and the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) digital platform for conceal carry permits have recently earned. In recent weeks, the Center for Digital Government announced the winners of the Government Experience Awards recognizing excellence in digital government. Nebraska was named as a winner of two categories, a Finalist of the Overall State Government Experience Award for the State Website and the NSP won a Project Experience Award for the Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP) online application.
LINCOLN – Today, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would highlight October as Manufacturing Month in Nebraska during visits to manufacturing companies across the state. Starting this week, the Governor will be joined by members of the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry to tour manufacturing companies that have been contributing to the state’s standout growth across the sector.
Remarks, Thomas More Society’s “Defender of Life” Banquet, Embassy Suites – Downtown, 555 S. 10th Street, OMAHA
Remarks, Central Nebraska Friends of the NRA Banquet, Platt Duetsche Club, 1315 West Anna Street, GRAND ISLAND
Remarks, Lincoln South Rotary Luncheon Honoring First Responders, Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, Grand Ball Room, 333 South 13th Street, LINCOLN