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May 27, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Unveils Plan to Use Federal Funds to Get Nebraska Growing

Today, at his daily coronavirus briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts unveiled how the State of Nebraska plans to use federal coronavirus funds to get Nebraska growing. 
April 27, 2020
Gov. Ricketts (podium) and DED Director Tony Goins (standing, far left) at today’s press event.

Gov. Ricketts Announces Business Task Force to “Get Nebraska Growing” & Provides Update on Test Nebraska Initiative

Video from today’s briefing is available by clicking here. LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the formation of a business task force to restore growth to Nebraska’s economy. Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director Tony Goins will chair the task force. He joined the Governor at today’s press […]
April 21, 2020

Gov. Ricketts Launches #TestNebraskaChallenge, Rolls Out Plan to Expand COVID-19 Testing

Watch the video by clicking here. LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts announced a new plan to scale up Nebraska’s capability to test for COVID-19. The State is launching a public-private partnership to significantly expand testing in Nebraska over the next several weeks. The program will enlist Nebraskans to […]
April 15, 2020
Gov. Ricketts (podium) and President of the University of Nebraska System Ted Carter (back left) at today’s press conference.

Gov. Ricketts Issues Executive Order to Provide Childcare Relief, Announces COVID-19 Business Response Survey

Watch the video by clicking here. LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts issued an executive order to expand childcare options for working Nebraska families and to provide relief for childcare centers participating in the State’s Child Care Subsidy Program. The order suspends two regulations governing the State’s Child Care […]