LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts commented on two new studies showing Nebraska has the least state debt per capita and the lowest level of gambling addiction in the nation.
TECUMSEH – Governor Pete Ricketts recently became the latest governor to join the Face to Face initiative, a national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the people who are closest to the correctional system to gain a deeper appreciation of the challenges and unique realities they face.
Last week, Senators wrapped up the Second Session of the 105th Legislature in Lincoln. With the conclusion of the session, Senators delivered several notable priorities to my desk, which will help keep our state moving forward. From balancing the budget and tax relief to cutting red tape and raising speed limits, several areas saw progress
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed representatives of the Boy Scouts of America from across Nebraska to the State Capitol to deliver their 2017 Report to the State of Nebraska on Scouting’s progress. The Governor was joined by over 20 scouts representing the Overland Trails, Mid-America, and Cornhusker Councils of the Nebraska Boy Scouts.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB 449, which proposed repealing the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Management Act. LB 449 was introduced by State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha and opposed by agriculture groups, sportsmen, and local officials. The bill was passed by the Legislature 26-13-10.
All State Offices closed in observance of the Arbor Day
Return Travel to Nebraska.
Official Travel to San Francisco, California.
NEBRASKA CITY – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted a ceremonial signing event for LB 1009, introduced by State Senator John Murante of Gretna. The bill will streamline and right-size speed limits for Nebraskans across the state. LB 1009 was passed 44-1-4 by the Legislature. Governor Ricketts was joined at the ceremony by Senator Murante and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kyle Schneweis.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Sand County Foundation, the Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska (AFAN), Cargill, and the Nebraska Environmental Trust to announce the O’Rourke Family’s RuJoDen Ranch as the recipient of the 2018 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®. The annual award honors Nebraska landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.