Gov. Ricketts says rolling blackouts ‘completely unacceptable’

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KCAU) – Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts spoke about new information on property taxes and the rolling blackouts taking place in Nebraska due to cold weather during a press conference on Wednesday.

Gov. Ricketts announced his thanks to power and utility workers for working hard to keep power surging throughout Nebraska during the extreme cold.

“These rolling blackouts are completely unacceptable. This is the United States of America. We are not some developing nation who has an unreliable power grid here. We have to have a conversation in this country about the power sources that are supplying energy to our power grid because we cannot have these rolling blackouts at a time where we have these frigid temperatures,” said Ricketts. He also said he’d be working with other lawmakers to figure out how to solve this issue.

Gov. Ricketts also invited guests to speak about a new property tax lookup tool. The tool can be found on this website.

Watch the press conference above.

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