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Newscast 05.13.22: Thunderstorms, hail hit Siouxland last night, causing downed trees and power outages; NE Gov. Pete Ricketts ponders a replacement for a state lawmaker who died before filling out his term in office, abortion issue at stake

Severe thunderstorms that rolled through Siouxland last night caused downed power lines and trees, according to early reports from weather spotters and the Sioux City Journal. After the first storm system moved through Sioux City about 5 p.m. Sirens again sounded just after 6:30 p.m. and again shortly before 7. At that time, a tornado warning was issued for south central Monona County.

Trump calls Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts a ‘RINO’

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Former President Donald Trump called out Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts in a press release Wednesday. Trump called Ricketts, along with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a “RINO,” or Republican in Name Only. Trump made the comment in...

Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaims month to honor Nebraska’s foster parents

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – On Thursday, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Foster Care Month during a ceremony at the State Capitol. The proclamation is designed to thank and honor active or previous foster parents. According to Stephanie Beasley, director of the Division of Children and Family Services at...

Governor Pete Ricketts Orders Flags at Half-Staff for COVID-19 Deaths

(Lincoln, NE) -- Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff to honor the one million lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States. In the media release, Ricketts says, "Flags will be flown at half-staff beginning immediately and return to full staff at sunset on Monday."
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Gov. Pete Ricketts says Nebraska in strong legal position for South Platte River water rights

Nebraska leaders enjoy a strong legal position in turning the unfinished 1894 Perkins County Canal into reality, Gov. Pete Ricketts said Wednesday in North Platte. He reiterated during a morning town-hall meeting that completing the irrigation canal from Colorado’s Sedgwick County into Keith County likely will take eight to 10 years even if unchallenged.

Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaims May as ‘Beef Month’ in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Monday morning, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as “Beef Month” in Nebraska during a ceremony at the state Capitol. Ricketts encouraged Nebraskans to take part in the 2022 Good Life Great Steaks Beef Passport program, which promotes 40 restaurants across the state. Nebraskans...

Audio: Governor Pete Ricketts Hosts Town Hall in North Platte

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was in North Platte this week hosting a Legislative Wrap Up Town Hall and was held at Nebraskaland Bank’s headquarters. Audio of the Governor’s Town Hall can be heard below:. The historic 107th 2nd Nebraska Legislative Session came to a conclusion last month. Pictured...

Gov Pete Ricketts responds To U.S. Treasury’s Nebraska Rental Assistance Application Inquiry

Governor Pete Ricketts addressing the closing day of the 2022 legislative session with Senator Mark Kolterman (seated) of Seward looking on. (WOWT.COM Lincoln April 23, 2022) Touting Nebraska’s strides in economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Pete Ricketts sent a response to the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday detailing why the state was declining the second round of emergency rental assistance.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Signs Bill for Canal Project

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a bill this week that will begin the process of spending up to five hundred million dollars to build a canal to the South Platte River….. Ricketts says they are operating under the terms of the compact with Colorado…. Ricketts says this years...

Governor Pete Ricketts signs LB 1261e

LINCOLN, Neb. (KNOP) - Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 1261e during a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol. LB 1261e extends the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, which had been set to expire at the end of 2022. The bill also expands the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development incentive program to provide ten times the amount of available tax credits annually for eligible investments in rural Nebraska.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signs bill encouraging ethanol use

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill Tuesday that he says will help combat rising gas prices by promoting ethanol sales in Nebraska. LB 1261e will extend the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, which was set to expire at the end of 2022. The Nebraska Advantage...

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signs historic $900 million tax cut bill into law

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a historic tax relief bill into law Wednesday at the state capitol. The bill cuts $900 million in taxes, slashing individual and corporate income tax rates to 5.84% in five years. It also boosts the property tax credit fund and eliminates the tax on social security income in three years.