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Gov. Ricketts Signs Educational Improvement Legislation

LINCOLN – On Monday, at a ceremonial bill signing event in the Governor’s Hearing Room, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted LB 1081, which was introduced by the Education Committee on behalf of the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE).  The bill contains provisions of LB 651, creating the Nebraska Reading Improvement Act (NRIA).  LB 651, before being adopted into LB 1081, was introduced by Senator Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn and supported by Senator Patty Pansing Brooks of Lincoln.  LB 1081 was approved by the Legislature by a vote of 46-1.

Gov. Ricketts, Economic Development Announce Rural Workforce Housing Fund Recipients

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the first grants from a new rural workforce housing program that was recently established.  Following a recently-concluded grant application period, the Nebraska Rural Workforce Housing Investment Act (LB518) is poised to support rural communities in their efforts to attract and retain a skilled, robust labor force. 

Gov. Ricketts Visits Facebook, LinkedIn, and i2c Headquarters as Silicon Prairie Grows

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – Last week, Governor Pete Ricketts traveled to Silicon Valley and met with Facebook, LinkedIn, and i2c to thank them for their investments and commitments to Nebraska.  During his visit, Governor Ricketts highlighted the strengths of doing business in Nebraska and the growing Silicon Prairie.  Governor Ricketts was joined on the trip by Department of Economic Development Director (DED) Dave Rippe as well as James Caraway, Business Development Manager for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and Tim O’Brien, Economic Development Manager for the Omaha Public Power District.