Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Members of the Legislature, Tribal Chairmen, Distinguished Guests, Friends and Fellow Nebraskans:
I want to begin my remarks today by thanking our fellow citizens for their dedication and commitment to their communities, our state and the United States of America. Our Nebraska values of personal responsibility, family, hard work and fiscal responsibility have kept Nebraska in better shape than the rest of the country.
We’ve learned how to compete in global markets. We’ve strengthened Nebraska’s education system by focusing on academic excellence and academic improvement. We care about our children.