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Gov. Ricketts Hosts Third Annual Economic Development Summit

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, state and local officials, and 400 members of Nebraska’s business and economic development communities gathered in Lincoln for the Nebraska Governor’s Economic Development Summit.  Now in its third year, the all-day event is considered to be the pinnacle forum for discussing the unique challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska’s economy.

Gov. Ricketts, Health and Human Services Unveil Third Annual Business Plan and Priority Initiatives

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dr. Courtney Phillips released DHHS’ third annual business plan, titled “Mission Driven, High-Quality Services for Nebraskans.”  The business plan identifies and details 18 key priority initiatives that will guide the work of DHHS through the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

Gov. Ricketts Highlights 100-Year Anniversary of Army Warrant Officer Corps

 LINCOLN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted members of the Nebraska National Guard to proclaim July 2018 as Nebraska Army National Guard Warrant Officer Month in Nebraska and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Army Warrant Officer Corps.  Warrant Officers are the technical foundation of the U.S. Army in aviation, intelligence, administration, and logistics.  They are trained at the highest level of technical and tactical proficiency.  Right now, the Nebraska Army National Guard has 140 Warrant Officers who serve across 33 career specialties within 14 of the Army’s 17 Warrant Officer branches. 

Better Service for Nebraskans

Running government more like a business is helping make the State of Nebraska more effective, more efficient, and more customer-focused.  In the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Chief Executive Officer Courtney Phillips and I have issued annual business plans to help bring greater discipline and focus to the work of our team.  As June wrapped up, the agency completed goals from its second annual business plan, and we are excited to report that the initiatives we have worked on are helping Nebraskans live better lives.