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Gov. Ricketts to Host “Water & Taxes” Town Halls in Gering and Ogallala

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Alex Reuss, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967


Media Advisory:

Gov. Ricketts to Host “Water & Taxes” Town Halls in Gering and Ogallala


LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that he will host “Water & Taxes” town halls in Gering and Ogallala on Tuesday, February 15th.  At the town halls, Gov. Ricketts will discuss his legislative priorities to protect and develop the state’s water resources and to deliver much-needed tax relief to Nebraskans.


Gov. Ricketts and others will give remarks about the importance of taking action to prevent a drastic reduction in the amount of South Platte River water flowing into Nebraska from Colorado.  The South Platte River is an essential source of water for agricultural irrigation in Nebraska, and it supplies Platte River communities with drinking water.  Additionally, the Governor will share his plans to protect property tax relief and cut income taxes on hardworking Nebraskans. 


More information about the Governor’s priority to protect Nebraska’s water can be found by clicking here.  An overview of the Governor’s legislative priorities is available by clicking here.


Water & Taxes Town Hall in Ogallala


When: 9:30AM-10:30AM MT on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Where: Lake McConaughy Visitors Center and Water Interpretive Center, 1475 Highway 61, OGALLALA


Water & Taxes Town Hall in Gering


When: 1:00PM-2:00PM MT on Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Where: Legacy of the Plains Museum, 2930 Old Oregon Trail, GERING