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  • Four Nominees Forwarded for the District Court Vacancies in the Fourth Judicial District

    October 22, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Judge in the Fourth Judicial District (Douglas County) provided the following four names for the Governor’s consideration: Katie L. Benson and Korey T. Taylor, both of Omaha; Molly B. Keane, Elkhorn; and LeAnne M. Srb, Papillion.
  • Gov. Ricketts Highlights Nebraska’s Historically Low Unemployment Rate

    October 22, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska’s unemployment rate had dropped to 2.0%.  That’s the lowest recorded rate in state history.  It’s also tied for the lowest monthly unemployment rate ever recorded for any state.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on Attack in Superior

    October 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news of the attack on the people at the elevator in Superior, Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts: State Rescinding DHM, Inpatient Elective Surgeries Can Resume

    October 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the State will rescind its Directed Health Measure (DHM) that had temporarily suspended inpatient Class D and Class E elective surgeries for all Acute Care, Critical Care, and Children’s Hospitals in Nebraska.  The DHM will be rescinded at 11:59 PM on October 21, 2021.  This will allow Class D and Class E elective surgeries to resume as of October 22, 2021.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Statement on JoAnn Martin’s Passing

    October 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that former Ameritas CEO JoAnn Martin had passed away.
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for the District Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial District

    October 19, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Judge in the Ninth Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Sarah A. Hinrichs of Hastings and Patrick M. Lee of Kearney.
  • Nebraska Launches “The Good Life is Calling” Campaign to Draw Talent to the State

    October 18, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development announced the launch of a national marketing campaign to promote Nebraska as a great place to live, work, and raise a family.  By highlighting everything Nebraska has to offer, the campaign aims to recruit talent to fill the many jobs being created across the state.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor General Colin Powell

    October 18, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor General Colin Powell, who passed away earlier today.  General Powell was a four-star general, recipient of the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, U.S. Secretary of State from 2001-2005, and advisor to four U.S. Presidents.
  • Gov. Ricketts Urges State Board of Education to Push Back on President Biden’s Attack on Parental Input

    October 18, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement urging the Nebraska State Board of Education to push back on recent direction from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The DOJ recently directed the FBI to investigate parents who strongly express disagreement with the policies of their local, taxpayer-funded schools.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

    October 18, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from the White House, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service being held in Washington, DC tomorrow.  The ceremony pays respect to members of law enforcement who have died in the line of duty and honors their families.