LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which is celebrated on January 21, 2019.
During my State of the State address to the Legislature, I outlined a series of initiatives to grow Nebraska as we take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges ahead of us. The budget I presented during the address reflects those priorities. As I prepared this new budget, I put Nebraskans first. We have a responsibility to the people we care for and the people who pay the bills, the taxpayers. My top two priorities in this budget reflect the ones Nebraskans share with me for state government: Controlling spending and property tax relief.
Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would hold a town hall in Beatrice on Wednesday, January 23. The Governor invites the public to attend the town hall.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on a resolution approved by the U.S. Senate to affirm the First Amendment and the No Religious Test Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The resolution was introduced by U.S. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2019 State of the State Address
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for December were $37 million behind forecast, or 8.8 percent, below projections.
LINCOLN – On Tuesday, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his annual State of the State address in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber. In the address, Governor Ricketts detailed plans for balancing the budget and providing new property tax relief while welcoming new senators as they opened the 106th session of the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature.
LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled his budget recommendation and legislative initiatives for Fiscal Years 2019-2021 during his annual State of the State address. In his address, he characterized this budget as putting “Nebraskans first” because of the approach the recommendations takes to controlling spending and delivering property tax relief.
LINCOLN – President Foley, Speaker Scheer, Members of the Legislature, Distinguished Guests, Friends, Fellow Nebraskans, and of course, our First Lady, my lovely wife, Susanne—good morning!
Last week, I delivered my Second Inaugural Address as the 2019 legislative session kicked off. During the address, I outlined my vision to grow Nebraska over the next four years. The four pillars of that vision build upon work we have accomplished over the last few years: connecting Nebraskans to great-paying jobs; cutting red tape and improving services; controlling spending and cutting taxes; and promoting Nebraska.