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

    March 18, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court, Eleventh Judicial District (consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties) provided the following three names for the Governor’s consideration: Joel Bradley Jay, Chappell; Amanda Marie Speichert, and Michael L. Nozicka, both of North Platte
  • Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Sasse Visit Fremont, Niobrara, & Lynch as State Supports Flooding Response

    March 16, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, and State Senators visited Fremont, Niobrara, and Lynch as they surveyed the impact of historic flooding.  They joined members of the Nebraska National Guard to get an aerial view of flooding impact as they traveled to thank Red Cross volunteers in Fremont, address a community meeting in Niobrara, and receive a briefing in Lynch.
  • Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts has directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to the response to severe flooding.  This order is in addition to the Governor’s emergency declaration issued on Tuesday.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Speaker Scheer Survey Historic Flooding as the State Assists with Response

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Unicameral Speaker Jim Scheer surveyed historic flooding in portions of northeast Nebraska.  They joined members of the Nebraska National Guard to get an aerial view of flooding impact and updated the media on the ongoing response in Norfolk and Omaha.
  • Gov. Ricketts, State Agencies Urge Caution as Devastating Flooding, Weather Impacts Continue

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officials and partner agencies hosted a press conference to provide an update on the current flooding and severe weather impacting the state.  The agencies are continuing to monitor conditions, fielding calls from citizens and community partners, and providing information and resources to keep citizens safe.
  • Two Nominees Forwarded for District Court Judge Vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District

    March 15, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court, Ninth Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall Counties) provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: Stacie A. Goding of Grand Island and Andrew C. Butler of Hastings.
  • Gov. Ricketts, State Agencies Urge Caution as Severe Weather, Flooding Continues

    March 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and state agencies provided an update on the significant weather events and flooding that are impacting the State of Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts, Ethanol Board Comment on Proposed E15 Rule

    March 13, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, and the Nebraska Corn Board commented on a proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would provide Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) relief, allowing for the year-round sale of E15 throughout the United States.  This follows direction to the EPA from President Donald J. Trump on October 9, 2018 to begin the rulemaking process.
  • Gov. Ricketts Issues Emergency Declaration as Nebraska Prepares for Potential Historic Flooding

    March 12, 2019
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts in consultation with the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) issued an emergency declaration effective March 12, 2019, in anticipation of severe weather issues set to impact the state.  The emergency declaration will allow NEMA and other state agencies to address potential impacts from the impending severe winter storm expected to affect the Panhandle area, as well as anticipated flooding across other areas of the state.
  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Occupational Licensing Reform Legislation

    March 12, 2019
    LINCOLN – Recently, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 77, a bill that reduces the time and hours required to obtain appraiser credentials, reduces the education requirement from a post-secondary degree to a high school diploma or GED, and authorizes residential credential holders to upgrade their credentials in a more streamlined manner.  The bill was approved by the Legislature on a vote of 44-0.