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Weekly Columns

  • Together, We’ve Made Nebraska a Global Brand

    December 06, 2022

    In Nebraska, the crops we grow, livestock we raise, goods we manufacture, and innovations we develop make an impact far beyond our borders.  Nebraskans have long known that.  Increasingly, the world does too.

  • Connecting Nebraska’s Waiting Children With Forever Families

    November 29, 2022

    The family unit plays a crucial role in shaping a child’s life.  A loving home is a tremendous blessing –it’s easy for many of us to take that for granted.  But there are nearly 500 children in Nebraska still waiting on a forever family.  At the State, we are working diligently to find every one of these children a safe, loving home.  I encourage you to consider what you can do to play a part in changing a child’s life through ... read more

  • Grateful for the Good Life

    November 22, 2022

    As Nebraskans, we’re fortunate to live in a state where we enjoy peace, prosperity, and the blessings of liberty.  As we celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, there are plenty of reasons to be grateful here in the Good Life

  • Developing Nebraska’s Next Generation of Workplace Leaders

    November 14, 2022

    Over the past year, Nebraska set an all-time high for employment.  Our rapid growth is creating thousands of great-paying jobs.  There are currently over 50,000 openings listed on the State’s job site:  That’s more than double the number of unemployed Nebraskans who are looking for work.

  • Military Service: The Cornerstone of a Free Republic

    November 07, 2022

    Military Service: The Cornerstone of a Free Republic

    By Governor Pete Ricketts

    November 7, 2022


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  • Leading the Way to Cleaner, More Affordable, American-Made Fuel

    November 01, 2022

    Leading the Way to Cleaner, More Affordable, American-Made Fuel

    By Governor Pete Ricketts

    November 1, 2022


    Governor’s official photo here


  • Driving a Culture of Continuous Improvement

    October 25, 2022

    American companies are the most innovative and customer-friendly in the world.  People have numerous experiences as customers each day, and they’re accustomed to the exceptional service provided in the private sector.  They shouldn’t expect any less from their state government.

  • Nebraska’s Fast-Growing Bioscience Industry

    October 18, 2022

    In 2024, NASA will send a small surgical robot from Nebraska to the International Space Station.  The tiny, two-pound robot will be able to perform surgeries on the space station that would normally require a surgeon’s expertise and much larger equipment.  The surgical robot can operate more or less on its own, performing complex procedures at the flip of a switch.  The device, developed by Nebraska-based Virtual Incision, is a significant step toward making it possible for surgeons to ... read more

  • Nebraska’s Commitment to Child Welfare

    October 11, 2022

    Nebraska is the best place to raise a family.  We have safe, supportive communities.  We have great schools.  We have world-class zoos, fantastic children’s museums, and beautiful state and local parks.  And children in Nebraska benefit from our state’s strong culture of community involvement and mentorship.

  • Bringing Manufacturing Back Home

    October 03, 2022

    Over the past three years, we’ve dealt with shortages of many goods, from lumber to cars to toilet paper.  Supply chain shortages have shown that the United States is overreliant on foreign suppliers.  Instead of depending on China for medicine, Taiwan for computer chips, or Russia for fertilizer, we need to return the manufacturing of our products to America.