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  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts ‘Welcome Home’ Picnic for Recently Discharged Service Members

    September 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – On Thursday evening, Governor Ricketts hosted the 2019 Veterans Welcome Home Picnic at his residence.  Nearly 40 service members who have been discharged over the past year were in attendance, along with their family members.  The event, which is in its fourth year, was co-hosted by the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) and Walmart. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Commends EPA for Repealing Burdensome WOTUS Rule

    September 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts praised President Donald J. Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their decision to repeal President Barack Obama’s 2015 rule pertaining to the Clean Water Act.  The 2015 rule had stretched the bounds of the EPA’s authority beyond its constitutional scope by expansively defining “Waters of the United States ” (WOTUS).
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Sixth Judicial District

    September 12, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Sixth Judicial District provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Bryan C. Meismer, Fremont; and Matthew M. Munderloh, Omaha.  The primary office location of this vacancy will be in either Dakota City, Dakota County, Nebraska; Ponca, Dixon County, Nebraska; or Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska, at the option of the judge selected to fill the vacancy, but to provide maximum ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Nebraska Craft Brewer and Distiller Zac Triemert on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

    September 12, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts released the eighth episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring Zac Triemert, a Nebraska craft brewer and distiller.  During this episode, Zac discusses how he got involved in brewing and distilling, being an entrepreneur and small business owner, the brewing and distilling processes, and the growing craft brewing industry in Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Transportation Department Welcome Federal Funds to Reimburse Highway Repairs

    September 12, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) welcomed news that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide reimbursement for flood damage repairs.  Nebraska is eligible to request reimbursement of close to $70 million of expenses to repair roads and bridges damaged during severe weather outbreaks in 2018 and 2019.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    September 12, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff on Patriot Day

    September 10, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day, which will be observed on September 11, 2019.  Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Patriot Day.
  • Gov. Ricketts Visits with Shizuoka Prefecture Government, Concludes Japan Trade Mission

    September 10, 2019
    TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the trade delegation joined the closing ceremonies of the 51st Annual Midwest-U.S. Japan Association Conference in Tokyo.  Throughout the meeting, the delegation met with key trade partners and joined sessions highlighting opportunities to expand trade and investment between the two countries.
  • Gov. Ricketts: Let’s Stand Up for Nebraska’s Family Farmers

    September 10, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman issued statements following news that radical anti-agriculture groups had called for a moratorium on livestock production in Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts Meets with Major Japanese Business Associations

    September 09, 2019
    TOKYO, JAPAN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts met with Keidanren, a major Japanese business association, during his trade mission to Japan.  During a working lunch meeting, Governor Ricketts and Japanese business leaders discussed the strategic economic and security goals at the foundation of the U.S.-Japan alliance.