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Gov. Ricketts, Health and Human Services Highlight Child Welfare Task Force Goals, Initial Successes

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) highlighted the initial work of an interagency child welfare task force.  The task force, formed by Governor Pete Ricketts in February of this year, was created to address a significant increase in the number of children coming into our state’s child welfare system and work with DHHS to further ensure the safety, permanency, and well-being of Nebraska’s children.  It includes subject matter experts from state government, non-profit and private sectors, and national experts in child welfare system best practices.

Connecting Communities to Grow Nebraska

Nebraska has a long tradition of investing in infrastructure to help connect our communities and grow our state.  Whether you are taking your kids to school or moving farm equipment from field to field, infrastructure helps us get there.  Our central location makes Nebraska’s infrastructure critically important not just for the people in our state, but for the whole nation.  As a major connection between the east and west coasts, our infrastructure carries many of the goods that are used around the world.

Three Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Fifth Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Denise J. Kracl, Schuyler; Christina M. Marroquin, Seward; and Jason D. Mielak, Columbus.  The Fifth Judicial District of the District Court consists of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties.