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  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “FFA Week” in Nebraska

    February 20, 2019
    LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Steve Wellman hosted FFA members for a proclamation signing ceremony declaring “FFA Week” in Nebraska.  FFA, also known as “Future Farmers of America,” started in 1928.  Its mission is to “make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.”  FFA Week is celebrated ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts Leads Second Trade Mission to Mexico

    February 19, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts recently returned from leading a delegation on a trade mission to Mexico.  The visit marked the Governor’s second trade mission to Mexico in as many years.  The purpose of the mission was to meet with government officials and to promote Nebraska as a destination for investment.
  • Governor Ricketts’ Presidents’ Day Statement

    February 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Presidents’ Day, which is celebrated on Monday, February 18, 2019.
  • Gov. Ricketts Recognized by Nebraskans Embracing Life

    February 15, 2019
    OMAHA – During a recent event, Governor Pete Ricketts received “The Peter Bataillon Award” from Nebraskans Embracing Life.  The award recognizes Governor Ricketts’ public service for the protection of all human life, born and unborn.
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on January Tax Receipts

    February 15, 2019
    LINCOLN –  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state General Fund tax receipts for January were $32 million behind the certified forecast, or 7.6 percent, below projections.
  • Gov. Ricketts Welcomes Google to the Silicon Prairie

    February 13, 2019
    LINCOLN –  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news from Google that they would make an investment in Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Craft Brewers to Host “Raise Glasses, Not Taxes” Events Across Nebraska on March 1st

    February 13, 2019
    OMAHA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild announced three “Raise Glasses, Not Taxes” events on March 1, 2019 to stop tax increases on craft beer, spirits, wine, and other goods.  The tax increases are contained in LB 314 and LB 497, which are currently under consideration in the Legislature.  Three events will be held simultaneously in Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    February 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.
  • Gov. Ricketts: Committee Vote to Strip Pro-Life Budget Provision is “Appalling”

    February 12, 2019
    LINCOLN –  Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee had stripped key pro-life language from the state budget in a committee vote.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Accelerated Construction Timeline for Lincoln South Beltway

    February 11, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Senator Curt Friesen, Senator Suzanne Geist, Senator Mike Hilgers, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler, and Nebraska Department of Transportation Director (NDOT) Kyle Schneweis, announced an expedited construction schedule that will allow the Lincoln South Beltway to be open to traffic by the end of 2022.