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

    January 15, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which is celebrated on January 18, 2021.
  • Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2021 State of the State Address

    January 14, 2021
    Photo Release: Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2021 State of the State Address
  • Top 10 Things You Need to Know about Gov. Ricketts’ “Nebraska Way” Budget & Legislative Initiatives

    January 14, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled his budget recommendations and legislative priorities for the 2021 legislative session during his annual State of the State address.  In his speech, Gov. Ricketts talked about the need for state leaders to work together “the Nebraska Way” to deliver property tax relief and help move the state forward as the coronavirus pandemic continues. 
  • Gov. Ricketts Delivers 2021 State of the State Address

    January 14, 2021
    LINCOLN – On Thursday morning, Governor Pete Ricketts delivered his annual State of the State address in the George W. Norris Legislative Chamber.  In the address, Governor Ricketts overviewed his priorities for the next two-year budget, which include delivering property tax relief and veterans tax relief.  He also welcomed senators as they opened the First Session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature.
  • Gov. Ricketts Congratulates Insurance Director for Over 36 Years of Public Service

    January 14, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts thanked Department of Insurance Director Bruce Ramge for his longstanding and distinguished service to the State of Nebraska.  Ramge has announced his retirement after ten years of leading the State’s top insurance regulatory agency as director.  He’s the longest-serving Insurance Director in state history.  His public service with the Nebraska Department of Insurance (NDOI) began with the Market Conduct Division in September of 1984.  He ... read more
  • Gov. Ricketts' State of the State Address

    January 14, 2021
    LINCOLN – President Foley, Speaker Hilgers, Members of the Legislature, Tribal Chairmen, and Fellow Nebraskans — good morning!
  • Gov. Ricketts Comments on Nebraska’s Ongoing Bid for Space Command Headquarters

    January 13, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Redstone Arsenal had been named as the preferred location of U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM).  Nebraska was designated as a reasonable alternative location.
  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Religious Freedom Day”

    January 12, 2021
    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed January 16, 2021 as “Religious Freedom Day” in Nebraska.  The Governor noted the central place of religious freedom in both the U.S. Constitution and the State of Nebraska Constitution.  Article I-4 of the Nebraska Constitution recognizes that “All persons have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences.”
  • Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Human Trafficking Awareness Month”

    January 11, 2021
    LINCOLN – This morning, Governor Pete Ricketts proclaimed January as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month” during a press conference at the state Capitol.  The Governor also gave an update on the State’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor U.S. Capitol Police Officers

    January 10, 2021
    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 to honor the service and sacrifice of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, and all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across the country.