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  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Schedule for Governor’s Ag Conference in Kearney

    January 28, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the schedule for the 32nd Governor’s Ag Conference.  The annual event gives producers and agri-business leaders in Nebraska an opportunity to discuss the state’s number one industry and strategies to support future growth in agriculture.  The conference is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10, 2020, at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Kearney.
  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates Natural Resources Director on Retirement

    January 28, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts congratulated Jeff Fassett, the Director of Natural Resources (DNR), on his pending retirement.  Fassett has served as DNR director since August 2015.
  • Gov. Ricketts to Honor Fire Department Flood Heroes in O’Neill and Spencer

    January 27, 2020
    LINCOLN – On Friday, January 31st, Governor Pete Ricketts will visit fire departments in O’Neill and Spencer to recognize their heroic efforts to serve Nebraskans during the historic floods of 2019.
  • Four Midwest Governors Sign New Agreement to Combat Flooding

    January 25, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, Governor Laura Kelly of Kansas, Governor Mike Parson of Missouri, and Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa announced that they had signed a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in response to historic flooding along the Missouri River.
  • Gov. Ricketts Applauds President Trump’s WOTUS Rollback

    January 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts praised President Donald J. Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a new rule that rolls back President Barack Obama’s 2015 rule pertaining to the Clean Water Act.  The 2015 rule had stretched the bounds of the EPA’s authority beyond its constitutional scope by expansively defining “Waters of the United States ” (WOTUS).
  • Gov. Ricketts Accepts “Defender of Life” Award from the Nebraska Family Alliance

    January 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – On Wednesday, the Nebraska Family Alliance (NFA) presented Governor Pete Ricketts with its inaugural Defender of Life award in recognition of his work to protect pre-born babies in Nebraska.
  • Gov. Ricketts Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    January 23, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced recent appointments he has made to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.
  • Gov. Ricketts Names New Children & Family Services Director

    January 22, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Gov. Ricketts announced the appointment of Stephanie Beasley of Indiana as the next Director of Children and Family Services (CFS) Division for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  Beasley currently works as the Chief Operating Officer of Adult & Child Health serving central Indiana.
  • Gov. Ricketts’ Flood Heroes Events in O’Neill & Spencer Postponed

    January 21, 2020
    Lincoln – Today, the Office of Governor Pete Ricketts announced that his visits to fire departments in O’Neill and Spencer scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd have been postponed due to expected weather conditions prohibiting air travel.
  • Gov. Ricketts Leads Walk at State Capitol to Encourage Wellness

    January 21, 2020
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts held a brief news conference and led a 20-minute walk through the halls of the Nebraska State Capitol to encourage Nebraskans to exercise regularly.