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  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Religious Freedom Legislation

    March 28, 2017

    NORFOLK – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB62, a bill carried by Speaker Jim Scheer of Norfolk to end criminal penalties for public school teachers wearing religious garb.

  • Media Roundup: Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Agriculture Across Nebraska

    March 27, 2017

    Gov. Pete Ricketts celebrated National Ag Week on Tuesday by releasing a new analysis of his proposal to change how farm- and ranchland is valued for tax purposes.

  • Three Nominees Forwarded for District Judge Vacancy in the Second Judicial District

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court – Second Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration:  Steven M. Delaney, Bellevue; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; and Stefanie A. Martinez, Papillion.

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

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court – Fourth Judicial District provided the following four names for the Governor’s consideration: William J. Acosta-Trejo, Beau G. Finley, Stephanie S. Shearer, and Steven J. Twohig, all of Omaha.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Keystone XL Presidential Permit

    March 24, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the State Department had issued a Presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.

  • Three Nominees Forwarded for County Judge Vacancy in the Third Judicial District

    March 22, 2017

    LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court – Third Judicial District provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration:  John R. Freudenberg, Robert S. Lannin, and Nancy K. Peterson, all of Lincoln.

  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Analysis Showing Tax Proposal’s Impact

    March 22, 2017

    WEST POINT – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled a new analysis of LB338, an ag land property tax reform proposal introduced by Senator Lydia Brasch of Bancroft.  The analysis shows that total ag land valuations statewide would have grown about $61 billion less over the last 10 years if this proposal had been in place.

  • You’re Invited: Join Gov. Ricketts in Pierce for a Legislative Update

    March 20, 2017

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would visit Pierce on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to discuss his legislative priorities and listen to Nebraskans.  The Governor invites the public to attend.  

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on LB44 Advancement

    March 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a vote by the Revenue Committee to advance LB44, a bill for the State of Nebraska to enforce online state sales tax.

  • Gov. Ricketts Announces National Ag Week Visits

    March 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) Director Greg Ibach announced three days of activities and stops across Nebraska to support and celebrate National Ag Week.  During March 21-23 the Governor and agriculture industry representatives will visit several Nebraska communities including Ainsworth, Auburn, Fremont, Friend, Grand Island, Omaha, Plattsmouth, Scottsbluff, Wakefield, and West Point.  National Ag Week will be celebrated... read more