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  • Gov. Ricketts: Revenue Trend a Sign of Growing Incomes

    July 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that final state general fund tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2017-18 grew $62 million above projections.  Overall, state revenues grew seven percent year-over-year.

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Third Annual Economic Development Summit

    July 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, state and local officials, and 400 members of Nebraska’s business and economic development communities gathered in Lincoln for the Nebraska Governor’s Economic Development Summit.  Now in its third year, the all-day event is considered to be the pinnacle forum for discussing the unique challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska’s economy.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Nebraska’s Improved Standing in National Healthcare Ranking

    July 11, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed news that Nebraska has improved to seventh in the nation in the Mercatus Center’s Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) rankings.  Previously, Nebraska had ranked 12th among all states.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Health and Human Services Unveil Third Annual Business Plan and Priority Initiatives

    July 11, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) CEO Dr. Courtney Phillips released DHHS’ third annual business plan, titled “Mission Driven, High-Quality Services for Nebraskans.”  The business plan identifies and details 18 key priority initiatives that will guide the work of DHHS through the 2018-2019 fiscal year. 

  • Gov. Ricketts: Health and Human Service’s Second Annual Business Plan Delivered Better Service for Clients, Taxpayers

    July 10, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts applauded achievements made over the past year by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), as part of its second business plan.

  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights 100-Year Anniversary of Army Warrant Officer Corps

    July 10, 2018

     LINCOLN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted members of the Nebraska National Guard to proclaim July 2018 as Nebraska Army National Guard Warrant Officer Month in Nebraska and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Army Warrant Officer Corps.  Warrant Officers are the technical foundation of the U.S. Army in aviation, intelligence, administration, and logistics.  They are trained at the highest level of technical and tactical proficiency.  Right now, the Nebraska... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Public Health Director’s Retirement

    July 06, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Division of Public Health Dr. Tom Williams on his retirement.  Dr. Williams will retire on August 3, 2018.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Record Transportation Investment for 2019

    July 06, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a record-setting $600 million in projects slated for construction across the state.  The announcement came with the release of the DOT’s Program Book for Fiscal Years 2019-2024, which details transportation projects scheduled for funding in the next one and five-year programs. 

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Independence Day Statement

    July 03, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Independence Day:

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

    July 03, 2018

    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... read more