Nebraska Legislature

A Nebraska state senator and former city council member from Bellevue is weighing a bid for governor. Sen. Carol Blood unveiled a new campaign website Monday where she’s taking donations and describing herself as a level-headed public servant with a record of governing. If she commits to running, Blood would be the first Democratic candidate to declare a bid for governor. She’s seeking to replace Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts, who is term-limited, in a state dominated by the GOP.

Falls City Businessman Enters Gubernatorial Race

Apr 22, 2021
Falls City Journal

A businessman from Falls City is planning to run for governor of Nebraska.  Charles Herbster will kick off his campaign on Monday at the Heartland Country Barn in Fremont.  Current Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts cannot run for re-election in 2022 due to term limits.  

LINCOLN – On Friday, Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska Department of Education Commissioner Matt Blomstedt, education leaders, and the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a press conference.  Gov. Ricketts and education leaders will announce the guidance they will use for school closures.  Additionally, leaders will make remarks on how the Nebraska business community is preparing for the coronavirus pandemic.

Dozens of people who helped respond to the 2019 Nebraska floods are getting honored for work saving lives and rescuing stranded neighbors. Gov. Pete Ricketts and first lady Susanne Shore presented awards Tuesday to individuals and groups that contributed to the effort. Special accolades went to James Wilke, a Columbus farmer who died trying to save a stranded motorist from floodwaters, the Nebraska National Guard, and a group of firefighters and volunteers whose air boat capsized as they worked to rescue a family from their home.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa appeals court has rejected a Des Moines attorney's challenge to Gov. Kim Reynold's use of a businessman's private airplane, upholding previous rulings that Reynold's use of the flights did no real harm and were allowed by Iowa law.

The Iowa Court of Appeals said in a ruling filed Wednesday that a state court judge was right to dismiss the lawsuit filed by attorney Gary Dickey.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's auditor says a state panel should stop paying appeal costs in a lawsuit filed against former Gov. Terry Branstad, who was found by a jury to have discriminated against a former state official.

Auditor Rob Sand says in a letter given Friday to the Iowa Executive Council that he will vote against any appeal costs in the lawsuit filed by former Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey against Branstad.

(Omaha, NE)  --  Vice President Mike Pence is working to make federal aid available for Nebraska communities impacted by flooding.  The Vice President was accompanied by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst and Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon as he toured flood impacted areas in Nebraska yesterday.  Pence says the entire country stands with the flood victims.

Live 2018 Gubernatorial Election Results

Nov 6, 2018

Follow live results from gubernatorial races across the country in the 2018 midterm election.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who is running for governor is suing the state to overturn a law that imposes the nation's highest bar on independent candidates to qualify for statewide races.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says his proposed budget to lawmakers will prioritize K-12 public education, the state corrections department and services for people with developmental disabilities.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed a new chief of staff.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is kicking off a series of planning sessions within his administration to try to deliver services that people expect at a lower cost.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Pete Ricketts has been sworn into office as the 40th governor of Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman is preparing for a new chapter after nearly 10 years in office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — With the election over, Nebraska Governor-elect Pete Ricketts is preparing to make the transition to office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican Pete Ricketts, a multimillionaire former executive at TD Ameritrade, has been elected governor of Nebraska.

Governor candidates talk education funding, prison scandal

Oct 21, 2014

GOP candidate for Governor Pete Ricketts has about $477,000 more campaign cash on hand than his Democratic opponent, Chuck Hassebrook.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad continues to hold a massive cash advantage over Democratic challenger Jack Hatch going into the final days of the race.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legislative committee investigating Nebraska's prison problems has voted unanimously to subpoena Gov. Dave Heineman to testify in a hearing later this month.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — In the race for Nebraska governor, few endorsements are as prized as the ones that promise support from farmers and ranchers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's candidates for governor are accusing one another of supporting proposals that could have hurt farmers.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's candidates for governor are both promising to lower property taxes if elected, but they are offering different approaches.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Libertarian candidate for governor has decided to end his legal challenge to putting Mike Foley's name on the November ballot as the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman says he will appoint a new lieutenant governor even though he only has about four months left in office.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska secretary of state says Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts can replace former Lt. Gov. Lavon Heidemann as his running mate on the November ballot.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad called Tuesday for the state's public universities to reduce tuition costs by implementing a number of changes.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale says his office is reviewing whether Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Ricketts can switch his running mate on the November ballot.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Pete Ricketts has named Mike Foley as his new running mate.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Terry Branstad and Democratic challenger Jack Hatch are set to face off in their first debate.

Democrat Jack Hatch has $183,000 in campaign fund

Jul 22, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Jack Hatch has just $183,000 in the bank for his campaign for governor, putting him at an extreme disadvantage against Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, who has amassed $4 million.