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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Agreement with Bulgarian Soybean Processers

    November 17, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) has signed letters of intent with nine soybean processing companies in Bulgaria to promote the use of Nebraska-grown soybeans and soybean products in their facilities.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska Officials Support Federal Tax Reform

    November 16, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, Lt. Governor Mike Foley, State Auditor Charlie Janssen, and legislative leadership released statements in support of federal tax reform.

  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints Economic Development Director

    November 15, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointment of David Rippe as the next Director of the Department of Economic Development (DED).

  • Photo Release: Lt. Gov. Foley Visits China to Grow Nebraska-China Trade Relationship

    November 14, 2017

    LINCOLN – Earlier this month, Lt. Governor Mike Foley traveled to China for a trade mission to strengthen the trade and agricultural ties between Nebraska and China.

  • Photo Release: Lt. Gov. Foley Signs Memorandum of Understanding in China

    November 13, 2017

    HEBEI PROVINCE, CHINA – Wednesday, Lt. Governor Mike Foley and Director Wang of Hebei Province Department of Human Resources signed a memorandum of understanding to increase exchange of information and build a better relationship between Hebei Province and the State of Nebraska.  Hebei is an important center of agriculture and industry in Eastern China.

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Veterans Day Statement

    November 11, 2017

    “‘A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.’  President John F. Kennedy’s words ring true now more than ever.  Each year, Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to set aside the things that divide our country, and celebrate the men and women who have served our country through the years.  This day is set apart to honor their service and sacrifice which have protected the freedom and liberties we hold in common as... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Appoints Mark E. Treinen to OPPD Board of Directors

    November 08, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Mark E. Treinen to the Omaha Public Power District’s (OPPD) board of directors. 

  • Video Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers Address on Limited Government at Hillsdale College

    November 07, 2017

    HILLSDALE, MICHIGAN – On Monday, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered an address at Hillsdale College on his administration’s successful efforts to reduce the size and scope of state government.  The Governor’s address was delivered during a “Markets and Policy” seminar series hosted by the college.

  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Texas Shooting

    November 06, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts, in accordance with a proclamation from President Donald J. Trump, announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims of the act of violence in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

  • Gov. Ricketts: Courts Proper Approach on Online Sales Tax Issue

    November 03, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that the Attorney General’s Office had joined a federal lawsuit regarding collection of online sales tax.