Gov. of Nebraska sends state troopers to help at the southern border

Texas 06/21/21, 23:55

The Republican governor of Nebraska, Pete Ricketts, wants to send about two dozen state troopers to Texas later this month to patrol the country's border with Mexico in dealing with rising amounts of illegal immigration.More than a dozen Nebraska State Patrol officers will travel about 900 miles south later this ...

Leaders of 4 states hit by flooding meet again with Corps

U.S. 04/26/19, 19:48

The leaders of several Midwest states hit recently by flooding along the Missouri River said Friday they've received assurances from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the states will "have a seat at the table" when it comes to river management decisions. "That was crystal clear when we left that ...

US officials to meet governors amid flood management gripes

U.S. 04/03/19, 15:16

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials were set to meet Wednesday with the governors of four flood-ravaged Midwestern states amid criticism of the federal agency for its management of swollen waterways.Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, all Republicans, and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, ...

Update: President Trump tweets support in wake of flooding

U.S. 03/15/19, 17:43

The Latest on a powerful storm system moving through the Midwest (all times local): 5:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he has spoken to Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and is praising first responders and emergency response teams for doing "a great job dealing" with flooding, high winds and road closures. Trump tweeted Friday ...

Farmers back Ricketts property tax plan; others opposed

Business 02/27/19, 18:47

Farmers who have seen their property taxes surge rallied Wednesday behind Gov. Pete Ricketts' property tax plan, but local governments voiced opposition to parts of the plan that would hamper their ability to collect extra tax revenue.Ricketts acknowledged that his plan alone won't fix all of the financial pressures on ...

Ricketts plans to maintain focus on jobs, taxes in 2nd term

Business 01/05/19, 19:16

Gov. Pete Ricketts is preparing to start his second and final term in office next week with a focus on jobs, lowering taxes and promoting Nebraska domestically and abroad.In an Associated Press interview, the Republican governor said he hopes to concentrate on the same economic issues he championed during his ...

Ricketts considering tax plan to help struggling farmers

Business 11/11/18, 10:53

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is considering a proposal to change the way agricultural land is taxed to help farmers dealing with low crop prices.The governor mentioned the idea in an Associated Press interview as a way to prevent property taxes from sharply increasing even as the state's agricultural economy is ...

Nebraska backs Medicaid expansion, re-elects Republicans

Politics 11/07/18, 04:17

Nebraska voters endorsed a proposal to expand Medicaid coverage under the federal health care law but also elected a slate of Republicans who have railed against it as an unsustainable government program.State officials are now required to submit a Medicaid expansion plan to the federal government for approval following Tuesday's ...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts rolls to victory over Democrat Krist

U.S. 11/07/18, 00:33

Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts sailed to a second term in Nebraska on Tuesday, prevailing over a Democratic state lawmaker who promised to govern as a centrist and reduce partisanship at the Capitol. Republicans typically are favored in Nebraska, given the GOP's large voter registration edge, and Ricketts had reason to be ...

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