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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces 2021 Recipient of the Leopold Conservation Award

    April 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that Switzer Ranch of Loup County has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Nebraska Leopold Conservation Award®.  Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award recognizes farmers, ranchers, and forestland owners who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat resources in their care.
  • Gov. Ricketts & Fellow Governors Stand Up to President Biden’s Radical 30 x 30 Plan

    April 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – This week, Governor Pete Ricketts and 14 other Governors submitted a joint letter to President Biden regarding his executive order on the climate issued January 27, 2021.  The President’s executive order set a goal of restricting “at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030” (30 x 30).  Currently, about 97% of land in Nebraska is privately owned.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Former Vice President Walter Mondale

    April 21, 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 Walter Mondale, who passed away yesterday.  Walter Mondale represented Minnesota in the U.S. Senate from 1964-1976, and he was Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981.
  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Rodeo Week” in Nebraska

    April 21, 2021
    LINCOLN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed Rodeo Week in Nebraska while on horseback in front of the Governor’s Residence in Lincoln.  Following the Governor’s proclamation, he was joined for a horseback ride by University of Nebraska President Ted Carter and members of the University of Nebraska Rodeo Association.
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Shooting in Indiana

    April 19, 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 the victims of the mass shooting that took place in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 15, 2021.
  • Governor’s Office Issues Media Credentialing Application

    April 15, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts issued an application that will be used for the purpose of credentialing media outlets.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Dept. of Economic Development Announce Rural Workforce Housing Fund Recipients

    April 15, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) announced the recipients of $9,126,500 in grants under the 2020 round of Nebraska’s Rural Workforce Housing Fund (RWHF).  
  • Gov. Ricketts Designates Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State”

    April 14, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he had signed a proclamation designating Nebraska as a “Second Amendment Sanctuary State.”  The proclamation is symbolic, and reaffirms Nebraska’s support for the right to bear arms.
  • Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska Declines Federal Request to House Migrant Children

    April 13, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following a request to Nebraska from the Biden-Harris Administration to house displaced migrant children.
  • Gov. Ricketts Provides Coronavirus Update and Highlights New Military Friendly Initiatives

    April 12, 2021
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts held a press conference to provide an update on the State’s coronavirus response.  He announced that the State will soon issue revised Directed Health Measures (DHMs).  The updated DHMs will change the quarantine requirements for individuals who’ve recently received a positive antibody test.