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Gov. Ricketts, State Agencies Urge Nebraskans to Monitor Weather Conditions

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies urged Nebraskans to use caution and monitor weather conditions.  As winter weather affects much of the state, Nebraska state agencies are coordinating their response efforts.

“Susanne and I urge Nebraskans to watch the weather closely, and to avoid any unnecessary travel in areas of the state experiencing severe winter weather,” said Governor Ricketts.

Agencies across state government are monitoring the weather and stand ready to respond as severe weather impacts communities across our state.

Gov. Ricketts Announces Red Willow as Newest Livestock Friendly County

MCCOOK – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts named Red Willow County as the newest county in Nebraska, and the first one this year, to be designated a Livestock Friendly County (LFC).  The LFC program is administered by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA).  With the addition of Red Willow County, located in southwest Nebraska, 44 of the state’s 93 counties are now designated as livestock friendly.

Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska State Patrol Highlight Success of new Online Renewal Process for Concealed Handgun Permits

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc highlighted the success of the first three months of operation for a new online renewal process for Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP).  Nebraskans are benefiting personally from the time-saving option, while the NSP is seeing greater efficiency with savings in both time and cost.

Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Religious Freedom Day”

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as “Religious Freedom Day” in recognition of America’s tradition of religious freedom.  Governor Ricketts was joined at the ceremony by representatives from the Nebraska Family Alliance, Nebraska Catholic Conference, Nebraska Chapter of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, and Nebraska religious leaders.  Religious Freedom Day is observed nationwide on January 16th, which is the anniversary of the 1786 passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.