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  • Gov. Ricketts’ Memorial Day Statement & Flag Status Notice

    May 25, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement and announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Special Adviser to Japan’s Prime Minister Abe

    May 25, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Kentaro Sonoura, Special Adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the State Capitol.  The meeting comes in advance of the 50th Annual Midwest U.S.–Japan Association Conference, which will be held in Omaha in September.

  • Gov. Ricketts Thanks State Patrol for Busting Drugs

    May 24, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated more than a dozen troopers and civilians with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) for their parts in two major recent drug busts.  NSP made national news in April for the seizures, which combined pulled drugs carrying an estimated street value of $25 million off Nebraska roads.

  • Gov. Ricketts Welcomes Indonesia’s Consul General to Nebraska

    May 24, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed Indonesia’s Consul General, Rosmalawati Chalid.  Ms. Chalid serves as the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in Chicago.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces SBA Administrator Linda McMahon to Address Economic Development Summit

    May 24, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Linda McMahon, Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), will give the keynote address at this July’s third annual Nebraska Governor’s Summit on Economic Development in Lincoln.

  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds Interagency Collaboration on Reentry Workforce Academy

    May 23, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Division of Parole Supervision (DPS) within the Nebraska Board of Parole, the Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL), and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) have embarked on a new partnership called the Reentry Workforce Academy (Academy).  The Academy offers employment classes for clients on parole supervision and offenders who are currently on or preparing for work release at the Community... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates Scott Kracl on Senate Confirmation as U.S. Marshal for the District of Nebraska

    May 23, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska State Patrol Colonel John Bolduc congratulated Scott Kracl, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the next U.S. Marshal for the District of Nebraska.

  • Gov. Ricketts Promotes Safe Driving Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

    May 21, 2018

    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc and Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kyle Schneweis to promote road safety in Nebraska.  A near-record number of travelers are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day, prompting a revitalized Click It or Ticket campaign from the NSP and NDOT.

  • Gov. Ricketts Cuts Ribbon on New Flex Fuel Pumps in Grand Island to Highlight Renewable Fuels Month

    May 21, 2018

    GRAND ISLAND – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts celebrated Renewable Fuels Month during a ribbon cutting event at Bosselman Travel Center in Grand Island.  At the event, Governor Ricketts pumped gas for motorists, highlighting the new flex fuel pumps now offering a variety of ethanol blends at Bosselman Travel Center.

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Texas Tragedy

    May 18, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas.