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Gov. Ricketts Congratulates New Speaker of the Legislature

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Eric Maher, 402-471-1974



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a congratulatory statement following the Legislature’s election of Senator Jim Scheer as their next Speaker.


“Congratulations to Senator Jim Scheer on his election as Speaker of the Legislature.  The gravity of the responsibility of what is before us this session is humbling.  We need to get to work balancing our budget, controlling spending, and delivering much-needed tax relief for the citizens of Nebraska.  I look forward to working with Speaker Scheer and our non-partisan Unicameral to grow Nebraska.”