LINCOLN – The state case total, as of late last Friday afternoon, is 18,524, marking an increase of 933 from the previous Friday. During those seven days, the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the state increased by 22 to 266, according to'... Read More

LINCOLN – On Thursday, at an afternoon press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts discussed the State of Nebraska’s Community CARES program.  Through the initiative, the State is allocating $85 million to support community organizations such as food'... Read More

Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be issuing emergency supplemental allotments to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who receive benefits for the month of June on July 7.   '... Read More

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today led a bipartisan group of 26 of her colleagues in a letter calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allocate $50 million in fun'... Read More

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that Nebraska’s unemployment rate ranked best in the nation.  In May, Nebraska’s unemployment rate decreased to 5.2% from 8.7% in April. GOVERNOR RESPONDS “Today'... Read More

LINCOLN – At Monday's press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts announced the next steps in the State’s phased plan to loosen restrictions that have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic.  The new directed health measures (DHMs), easing res'... Read More

LINCOLN – Thursday, at an afternoon press briefing, Governor Pete Ricketts officially designated June 2020 as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska.  The Governor also highlighted three great reasons to use ethanol fuels when filling up a car or truck'... Read More

Lincoln, NE - A bipartisan group of 17 State Senators are calling on Governor Ricketts to promote transparency and responsiveness in administering CARES Act funding and the Coronavirus Relief Fund. The letter outlined the ways funds can be distribute'... Read More

LINCOLN – Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol concluded their Spring “Click It or Ticket” campaign over a two-week period. According to a release from NSP, the summer driving season is underway and troopers are working hard to keep Nebra'... Read More

LINCOLN – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recently announced June as Renewable Fuels Month. This is the month where the importance of renewable fuels is emphasized. Usually, this is celebrated in the month of May, but due to the Coronavirus pandemi'... Read More

LINCOLN – There will be more places to camp in Nebraska state park areas starting June 4. The restrictions that were in place before will be lifted. Also, certain beaches and swimming areas will be open on June 4. Reservation-only and first-come'... Read More

LINCOLN – Thursday, Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted the great work being done by the agriculture and tourism industries to overcome the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.  He also announced the communities where Test Nebraska will '... Read More

LINCOLN – Nebraska State Patrol arrested 18 drivers for driving under the influence over Memorial Day Weekend. State Patrol cited 230 drivers that were speeding for the weekend. That included 21 motorists who were going over 100 miles per hour. '... Read More

LINCOLN – Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts hosted his daily coronavirus press briefing at the State Capitol.  He reminded Nebraskans to be mindful of physical distancing and good hygiene over the Memorial Day weekend.  He also shared data confirmin'... Read More