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  • Gov. Ricketts, Nebraska State Patrol Highlight Success of new Online Renewal Process for Concealed Handgun Permits

    January 17, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Superintendent Colonel John Bolduc highlighted the success of the first three months of operation for a new online renewal process for Concealed Handgun Permits (CHP).  Nebraskans are benefiting personally from the time-saving option, while the NSP is seeing greater efficiency with savings in both time and cost.

  • Gov. Ricketts Names Nathan Cox to Second Judicial District Judgeship

    January 17, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he has appointed Nathan Cox to the Second Judicial District of the Nebraska Court System.

  • Gov. Ricketts, Sen. Murante Announce Speed Limit Proposal

    January 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and Senator John Murante announced the introduction of LB 1009, which will streamline and right-size speed limits for the citizens of Nebraska across the State. 

  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Religious Freedom Day”

    January 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring January 16, 2018 as “Religious Freedom Day” in recognition of America’s tradition of religious freedom.  Governor Ricketts was joined at the ceremony by representatives from the Nebraska Family Alliance, Nebraska Catholic Conference, Nebraska Chapter of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, and Nebraska religious leaders.  Religious Freedom Day is observed nationwide on January 16th, which is the... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day Statement

    January 16, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is celebrated on January 15, 2018.

  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on December Revenue Report

    January 12, 2018

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that state general fund tax receipts for December were $37 million ahead of forecast, or 9.7 percent, ahead of projections.

  • Governor’s Trade Delegation Returns from South Korea

    January 12, 2018

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed back a trade delegation made up of trade representatives from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC), Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, and Gage Area Growth Enterprise (NGage).  The delegation met with companies and industry associations in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 9-10, to promote Nebraska as a destination for foreign direct... read more

  • Gov. Ricketts Proposes Tax Reform for Nebraska’s Hardworking Families and Ag Producers

    January 11, 2018

    “Tax reform is a key priority to grow Nebraska.  The Nebraska Property Tax Cuts and Opportunity Act will serve as a framework that can help deliver tax relief for hardworking Nebraskans.  Tax relief will need to be a bipartisan effort, and it will be something we come together to do to grow the entire state.” – Governor Pete Ricketts

  • Video Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers the State of the State Address

    January 11, 2018

    LINCOLN – On Wednesday, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his annual State of the State address in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber. In the address, Governor Ricketts detailed plans for balancing the budget and providing tax relief while also encouraging a spirit of working together.

  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers State of the State Address

    January 11, 2018

    Governor Ricketts delivers his annual State of the State address. In the address, Governor Ricketts detailed plans for balancing the budget, unveiled plans for tax relief, and encouraged a spirit of working together.