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Debate Preview: Gov. Pete Ricketts

Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 20:36:53-04

Governor Pete Ricketts says he's made major progress in his 4 years as Nebraska's leader and wants to keep that going.

Gov. Ricketts says he's ready for Thursday's debate between himself and the challenger, State Senator Bob Krist.  The governor says the number one issue he hears from citizens is property taxes and he's worked with the legislature to introduce bills every year, but he's not finished.

"We have accomplished a lot in the last 4 years, we've really taken what I've learned in business and applied it to making government more affective, more efficient, more customer service.  So while we've got a number of areas where we've made great improvements like children family services, our behavioral health, development disabilities, how we're doing economic development we lead the nation in economic development we've got more work to do.  There's more work that we can do to do a better job serving the people of Nebraska and that's what i'm looking forward to doing," Gov. Ricketts explained.

Ricketts says he's not interested in attacking his opponent in Thursday's debate rather he'll look to future solutions on how to better Nebraska for everyone.

The Nebraska Governor's Debate takes place at 3pm on August 30 at the NE State Fair.  It will be streamed live in the 3 News Now Facebookpage, and replayed on KMTV at 6pm.