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Gov. Ricketts Comments on Nebraska’s Population Growth

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Nebraska’s population hits new all-time high at 1.92 million.


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts celebrated the news that Nebraska’s population grew by over 12,000 in the past year.  Nebraska grew faster than most neighboring states including: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Wyoming.


“More people than ever now know and love Nebraska and are calling the Good Life home,” said Governor Ricketts. “This growth is recognition that Nebraska is the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family.  My administration works every day to cultivate a pro-growth environment for the hardworking people who are creating opportunities across the state.  We continue to work with Nebraskans on growth-oriented priorities including: tax reform, reducing the size and scope of state government, and cutting red tape, among many other initiatives.”