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  • Gov. Ricketts Unveils Program Connecting SNAP Clients to Better Job Opportunities

    July 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the Nebraska Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled a new, major employment initiative for participants in Nebraska’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps.  The first year of a joint pilot program has connected families who receive SNAP benefits with better-paying jobs.  The program is a partnership between DHHS and DOL and utilizes... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Celebrates Endicott Clay Expansion to Meet Market Demand

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) helped celebrate Endicott Clay Products Company’s (Endicott Clay) recent expansion.  Company executives also looked at other properties in Kansas and Nebraska before making the decision to expand at their current location.  Endicott Clay was started near Endicott, Nebraska in 1920.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Tax Receipts Shortfall in Fiscal Year 2016-17

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that final state general fund tax receipts for Fiscal Year 2016-17 fell $34 million short of projections.  Revenues continue to lag projections, and Nebraska collected less tax revenue this fiscal year than the previous year.

  • Gov. Ricketts hosts 400+ Nebraskans at 2nd Annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted more than 400 Nebraska community, education, and business leaders at the 2nd Annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development to learn about unique opportunities and challenges facing Nebraska’s economy. The one-of-a-kind forum encourages business executives, trade practitioners, elected officials, and community leaders to work collaboratively on strategies to grow Nebraska.

  • Gov. Ricketts Temporarily Waives Hauling Requirements

    July 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts directed the Nebraska State Patrol to temporarily waive certain requirements for trucks traveling in and through Nebraska in support of efforts to aid citizens of North Dakota and South Dakota impacted by drought conditions.

  • Gov. Ricketts Launches Council to Grow Nebraska through International Trade

    July 13, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA), and Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) launched the Governor’s Council for International Relations at the 2nd Annual Governor’s Summit on Economic Development.  This new council is bringing together Nebraska business, agriculture, and education groups to work together to expand overseas trade opportunities and develop new international partnerships for the state.

  • Gov. Ricketts Launches Governor’s Cup Thank You Tour

    July 11, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts launched his Governor’s Cup thank you tour with a visit to LI-COR Biosciences in Lincoln.  Nebraska won the 2016 Governor’s Cup from Site Selection magazine for having the most economic development projects per capita in the nation.  Throughout the week, Governor Ricketts will be thanking and touring businesses across the state who helped win the award.

  • Gov. Ricketts Names State Patrol Superintendent Search Committee

    July 07, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of a committee that will advise him during his search for the next Superintendent for the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP).  Ricketts named four Nebraskans to the committee, which will assist with sourcing and vetting candidates.  Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer will chair the group.

  • Gov. Ricketts Launches Review to Cut Unnecessary Red Tape, Make State Government More Customer-Friendly

    July 06, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts launched a review of state regulations aimed at cutting unnecessary red tape to make state government more effective, more efficient, and more customer-focused. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on EPA RFS Volumes Proposal

    July 06, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, who is also chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, issued the following statement on the EPA’s announcement this afternoon of the proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).