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Latest News from the Governor's Office

  • February 28, 2017

    LINCOLN – This week, Nebraska will celebrate 150 years of statehood on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 with a series of events at the Nebraska State Capitol and the Nebraska History Museum.  All events are free and open to the public.

  • February 28, 2017

    Broken Bow is nestled in the foothills of Nebraska’s picturesque Sandhills in the middle of everything – our state and our country.  In many ways, it’s a community that represents a cross section of the Cornhusker State.  It’s a rural town where Main Street is thriving thanks to the state’s largest industries: agriculture and manufacturing.  Employers ranging from feedlots to a major medical supplier provide good-paying jobs for families in Broken Bow and the surrounding area.  They’ve opened a new hotel, new restaurants, and a new judicial center in the last few years.  It’s a shining example of a community on the move.  None of this happened by accident.  It happened because people are engaged in their community, local schools, and churches.  The citizens of Broken Bow rolled up their sleeves and worked together to grow their community.

  • February 27, 2017

    LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement on the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board’s downward revision of the state’s revenue forecast.

  • February 21, 2017

    On Monday, Gov. Pete Ricketts called a press conference to promote a bill that would change how Nebraska values farm and ranch land, with the ultimate goal of reducing how much landowners pay in property taxes. Switching to a system that calculates the land’s income-producing ability, rather than its market value, is a method that also has been embraced by states such as Kansas and South Dakota.

  • February 17, 2017

    Balancing the budget is not only a tradition in Nebraska, but it’s also a requirement because our state cannot borrow money to finance the state’s budget.  Just like Nebraska households, state government does not spend money we do not have.  This principle is so foundational to who we are as a state that Nebraska’s Constitution places strict limits on the state’s ability to borrow in Article XIII.  This fiscal responsibility has earned Nebraska the distinction of ranking second best in the nation for fiscal health according to the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.