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Protecting Title IX from the Biden administration

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Sep. 9, 2022

Fifty years ago, women’s volleyball wasn’t even a varsity sport at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Fast forward a half century, and Nebraska volleyball is must-see entertainment. Matches at the Devaney Center are standing room only. The Huskers again led the nation in home attendance last year with crowds averaging over 8,200 per match. And […]

Protecting Title IX from the Biden administration

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

Fifty years ago, women’s volleyball wasn’t even a varsity sport at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). Fast forward a half century, and Nebraska volleyball is must-see entertainment. Matches at the Devaney Center are standing room only. The Huskers again led the nation in home attendance last year with crowds averaging over 8,200 per match. And […]

Telling the story of Chief Standing Bear

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Jul. 20, 2022

One of America’s greatest civil rights heroes is from Nebraska. Yet nationally, almost nobody knows about him.  As Nebraskans, we’re changing that by telling Chief Standing Bear’s story. In the 1800s, Chief Standing Bear’s tribe — the Ponca — peacefully hunted and farmed on land in northeast Nebraska along the Niobrara River. In 1868, the federal […]

Telling the story of Chief Standing Bear

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

One of America’s greatest civil rights heroes is from Nebraska. Yet nationally, almost nobody knows about him.  As Nebraskans, we’re changing that by telling Chief Standing Bear’s story. In the 1800s, Chief Standing Bear’s tribe — the Ponca — peacefully hunted and farmed on land in northeast Nebraska along the Niobrara River. In 1868, the federal […]

Nebraska the Beautiful: Conservation without federal government’s heavy hand

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Apr. 19, 2022

In Nebraska, we know the importance of good stewardship. Our farmers and ranchers responsibly cultivate the land so future generations of Nebraskans can continue enjoying the Good Life for years to come. It’s why, nearly 100 years before Earth Day even began, J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day right here in Nebraska City. Our farmers and ranchers […]

Nebraska the Beautiful: Conservation without federal government’s heavy hand

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

In Nebraska, we know the importance of good stewardship. Our farmers and ranchers responsibly cultivate the land so future generations of Nebraskans can continue enjoying the Good Life for years to come. It’s why, nearly 100 years before Earth Day even began, J. Sterling Morton founded Arbor Day right here in Nebraska City. Our farmers and ranchers […]

How the border crisis harms Nebraska

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Apr. 14, 2022

t’s 965 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska to the border town of Del Rio, Texas, but that doesn’t mean our nation’s border crisis isn’t felt a thousand miles away.  The Biden-Harris Administration’s failure to secure our broken southern border has caused a host of issues. It’s weakened our national security and overwhelmed our court system. It’s strained our […]

How the border crisis harms Nebraska

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

t’s 965 miles from Lincoln, Nebraska to the border town of Del Rio, Texas, but that doesn’t mean our nation’s border crisis isn’t felt a thousand miles away.  The Biden-Harris Administration’s failure to secure our broken southern border has caused a host of issues. It’s weakened our national security and overwhelmed our court system. It’s strained our […]

‘Emergency’ in name only: Latest round of federal rent assistance

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Mar. 8, 2022

As Nebraskans, we value resourcefulness and self-reliance. We also care for our neighbors. We recognize that extraordinary times — like a natural disaster or a global pandemic — warrant extra assistance.  During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraskans stepped up to help those in need. At the federal and state level, we did the same. The state has […]

‘Emergency’ in name only: Latest round of federal rent assistance

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

As Nebraskans, we value resourcefulness and self-reliance. We also care for our neighbors. We recognize that extraordinary times — like a natural disaster or a global pandemic — warrant extra assistance.  During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Nebraskans stepped up to help those in need. At the federal and state level, we did the same. The state has […]

Gov. Ricketts: Crisis at southern border

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Oct. 19, 2021

On Oct. 6, I traveled to Texas to get a firsthand look at the deteriorating conditions along our country’s southern border.  The Biden-Harris Administration’s rush to undo Trump’s immigration policies has created a humanitarian and security disaster that continues to unfold. Over the last several months, law enforcement in Texas has been overwhelmed with the surge […]

Gov. Ricketts: Crisis at southern border

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

On Oct. 6, I traveled to Texas to get a firsthand look at the deteriorating conditions along our country’s southern border.  The Biden-Harris Administration’s rush to undo Trump’s immigration policies has created a humanitarian and security disaster that continues to unfold. Over the last several months, law enforcement in Texas has been overwhelmed with the surge […]

Gov. Ricketts: No to vaccination mandate

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Sep. 26, 2021

We’ve come a long way over the last year. Nebraska has managed the coronavirus pandemic without lockdowns, without statewide mandates, and without vaccine passports.  We have the third-lowest fatality rate from COVID-19 in the country. And we’ve fully vaccinated 87.5% of our 65+ population.  I encourage all eligible Nebraskans to get vaccinated. We know the vaccines are […]

Gov. Ricketts: No to vaccination mandate

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

We’ve come a long way over the last year. Nebraska has managed the coronavirus pandemic without lockdowns, without statewide mandates, and without vaccine passports.  We have the third-lowest fatality rate from COVID-19 in the country. And we’ve fully vaccinated 87.5% of our 65+ population.  I encourage all eligible Nebraskans to get vaccinated. We know the vaccines are […]

Strengthening energy reliability, independence

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Aug. 24, 2021

A reliable power grid has helped our nation build the world’s largest economy, and our focus on developing domestic sources of energy has made our country’s fleet of automobiles and airplanes less dependent on overseas oil.  Energy reliability and independence are pillars of our country’s national security.  Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Nebraska […]

Strengthening energy reliability, independence

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

A reliable power grid has helped our nation build the world’s largest economy, and our focus on developing domestic sources of energy has made our country’s fleet of automobiles and airplanes less dependent on overseas oil.  Energy reliability and independence are pillars of our country’s national security.  Earlier this year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Nebraska […]

Gov. Ricketts: CRT is Marxism reinvented

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Aug. 9, 2021

In 2021, communism seems like a distant threat to many. Generations of Americans have learned about the atrocities committed by Stalin and Lenin in Russia. Many are familiar with Mao’s Great Leap Forward, which led to the Great Chinese Famine and starvation and death for millions.  Sadly, communism isn’t something that’s just studied in history books. There’s growing […]

Gov. Ricketts: CRT is Marxism reinvented

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

In 2021, communism seems like a distant threat to many. Generations of Americans have learned about the atrocities committed by Stalin and Lenin in Russia. Many are familiar with Mao’s Great Leap Forward, which led to the Great Chinese Famine and starvation and death for millions.  Sadly, communism isn’t something that’s just studied in history books. There’s growing […]

Gov. Ricketts: Taking action to stop 30 x 30

Gov. Pete Ricketts - Aug. 3, 2021

A week after taking office, President Biden signed Executive Order 14008 that set a goal “of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”  This goal is also known as 30 x 30.  The order parrots the policy goals of radical environmental groups. For years, environmental groups have sought government support for policies […]

Gov. Ricketts: Taking action to stop 30 x 30

Gov. Pete Ricketts -

A week after taking office, President Biden signed Executive Order 14008 that set a goal “of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”  This goal is also known as 30 x 30.  The order parrots the policy goals of radical environmental groups. For years, environmental groups have sought government support for policies […]