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  • Five Nominees Forwarded for Judge Vacancy for the Separate Juvenile Court in Douglas County

    March 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Separate Juvenile Court in Douglas County provided the following five names for the Governor’s consideration: 

  • Gov. Ricketts Urges President Trump to Support a Strong RFS

    March 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump thanking him for his support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The letter also encourages President Trump to reject any proposal which would weaken the RFS, that has been pivotal to growing Nebraska agriculture.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week Visits

    March 15, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman announced two days of activities and stops across Nebraska to celebrate National Ag Week.  During March 19 & 21, the Governor, NDA Director, and agriculture industry representatives will visit Seward, York, Lexington, and Sidney.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on February Revenue Report

    March 15, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for February were $5 million ahead of forecast, or 1.8 percent, ahead of projections.

  • Four Nominees Forwarded for Supreme Court Judge Vacancy in the Fourth Judicial District

    March 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial District provided the following four names for the Governor’s consideration: Christine P. Costantakos, Jonathan J. Papik, and John A. Svoboda, all of Omaha; and Cathy S. Trent-Vilim of La Vista. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Hosts Canada’s Deputy Ambassador

    March 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted the Deputy Ambassador from Canada, Kirsten Hillman.  Ambassador Hillman is visiting Nebraska for the CME Symposium of the Yeutter Institute titled “Changing Governments, Changing Trade: Impacts from Global to Local.” 

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Second Consecutive “Governor’s Cup” Victory

    March 13, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts received Site Selection Magazine’s “Governor’s Cup” for the second consecutive year.  The prestigious award recognizes states that have demonstrated the most outstanding economic development achievements over the past year.  Nebraska received the Cup for having the most capital investment projects per capita in the nation in 2017.   

  • Gov. Ricketts Promotes Nebraska Horse Trails at Trail Riding Expo

    March 12, 2018

    ELKHORN – This weekend, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Nebraskans in Elkhorn to celebrate “Nebraska Horse Trail Riding Week,” which was observed the week of March 5th.  The Governor rode horseback alongside expo participants and spoke to attendees following the first day’s events.

  • Gov. Ricketts Receives Awards for Leadership in Growing Agriculture

    March 08, 2018

    KEARNEY – Governor Pete Ricketts was presented with two awards this month honoring his leadership in growing Nebraska agriculture.  Last week, Governor Ricketts received the “2018 Agri-Award” at the Triumph of Agriculture Exposition.  On Wednesday night at the 30th Annual Governor’s Ag Conference, he was presented with the “Nebraska and Beyond” award from the Commodity Markets Council (CMC).  

  • Nebraska Leaders Honor Former Gov. Charles Thone

    March 08, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and State of Nebraska leaders issued statements honoring former Nebraska Governor Charles Thone who passed away at the age of 94.  As Governor, Thone led Nebraska during time of national economic recession.  He leaves a legacy of fiscal restraint, great integrity, and stable leadership.