Feb 11, 2020 4:35 PM

Gov. Ricketts receives the “Spirit of America” award

Posted Feb 11, 2020 4:35 PM
Gov. Ricketts (left) and De Lone Wilson (right, Chairman of the Board of Nebraska Grocery Industry Association and President of Cubby’s, with the “Spirit of America” award.
Gov. Ricketts (left) and De Lone Wilson (right, Chairman of the Board of Nebraska Grocery Industry Association and President of Cubby’s, with the “Spirit of America” award.

LINCOLN –  Recently, the National Grocers Association honored Governor Ricketts with the “Spirit of America Award” as a thank you for fighting against new taxes on items consumers use every day.  Last year, Governor Ricketts took a stand against new taxes as the Legislature proposed taxing products such as food, pop, candy, and bottled water.  Governor Ricketts said in April, “New taxes on food, pop, candy, and bottled water would hit working Nebraskans hard… As a matter of fairness, it’s not right to raise taxes on working families...”