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  • Media Roundup: Nebraskans Back Gov. Ricketts’ Tax Reform Plans

    February 21, 2017

    On Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts called a press conference to promote a bill that would change how Nebraska values farm and ranch land, with the ultimate goal of reducing how much landowners pay in property taxes. Switching to a system that calculates the land’s income-producing ability, rather than its market value, is a method that also has been embraced by states such as Kansas and South Dakota.

  • Gov. Ricketts, First Lady, and Union Pacific CEO Unveil “Nebraska150 Express” Tour

    February 17, 2017

    Omaha – Today, Gov. Pete Ricketts, First Lady Susanne Shore, and Union Pacific Chairman, President, and CEO Lance Fritz announced the seven communities selected as stops along the route for the “Nebraska150 Express” tour August 4-6, 2017.  A Union Pacific Streamliner locomotive will traverse the state during a three-day “Whistle Stop Tour,” a rare event harkening back to the early 19th century.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on New Keystone XL Application

    February 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that TransCanada had submitted a new application to the Public Service Commission (PSC) for approval of the route for the Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska.

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Presidents Day Statement

    February 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Presidents Day which is celebrated on February 20, 2017.

  • Gov. Ricketts Signs Initial Budget Cuts

    February 15, 2017

    Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement after signing LB22, a bill to enact cuts to the current Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Japanese Prime Minister’s Visit with President Trump

    February 10, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit with President Donald J. Trump at the White House.

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

    February 10, 2017

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would visit North Platte on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 to discuss his legislative priorities and listen to Nebraskans.  The Governor invites the public to attend.  

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

    February 10, 2017

    Lincoln – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he would visit Broken Bow on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 to discuss his legislative priorities and listen to Nebraskans.  The Governor invites the public to attend.

  • Gov. Ricketts Selects Clements for LD2 Appointment

    February 06, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the selection of Robert Keith Clements of Elmwood, Executive Vice President of American Exchange Bank, to fill the Legislative District 2 vacancy.  The Governor announced his appointment at a news conference this afternoon where Clements was sworn in by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Brasch, and Ag Producers Call for Long-Term View on Property Tax Reform

    February 06, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Lydia Brasch, and ag producers called on legislators to take a long-term view in addressing tax reform by passing LB338, the Governor’s ag property tax reform proposal.  The Agricultural Valuation Fairness Act, introduced by Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Brasch, would change the way Nebraska values ag land for taxation purposes from a market-based system to an income-potential assessment.