Platte Institute Publications

Listed below are all Platte Institute publications.  To the left, you can browse these publications by publication type or policy area.

Toyota-Mazda and Nebraska’s Business Tax Climate Ranking

October 18, 2017 | by Jim Vokal

The Tax Foundation has released its newest annual ranking of business tax climates.

FTC Chairman Says Too Much Job Licensing Undermines Freedom to Work

October 02, 2017

Watch remarks on Occupational Licensing Reform by Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen shown at the Platte Institute's 2017 Legislative Summit.

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How Does Personal Property Tax Impact Your County?

September 27, 2017

We've run the numbers on the personal property tax burden in each county in Nebraska. Search for your county here.

This Time, It's Personal: Nebraska's Personal Property Tax

September 26, 2017 | by Sarah Curry, Luke Ashton

A tax on business equipment comes with red tape that is harming economic growth in Nebraska.

Senators Discuss Personal Property Tax Reform

September 25, 2017

The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Legislature's Revenue Committee will join a discussion on reforming Nebraska's Personal Property Tax.

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Senators, Governor, FTC & ACLU to Speak at Legislative Summit

September 25, 2017

Highlights and speakers at our upcoming 2017 Legislative Summit.

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ACLU, Platte Institute and Senator Laura Ebke Announce Town Halls on Professional Licensing Reform

September 15, 2017

The ACLU of Nebraska is partnering with the Platte Institute and Nebraska state Sen. Laura Ebke for a series of town halls on ways to streamline Nebraska’s occupational licensing laws.

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An Undue Burden: A Licensed Massage Therapist Explains Barriers in State Licensing Law

September 07, 2017

Nebraska takes about twice as long to train licensed massage therapists as most states, but not all the training is essential for safety.

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Rolling Back Harmful Red Tape

August 21, 2017 | by Governor Pete Ricketts

Governor Ricketts writes in his weekly column about action being taken to cut red tape regulation.

A Summer’s Swim through the Unexpectedly Murky Waters of Local Government Finance

August 16, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Why is Nebraska one of only six states with an inheritance tax?

Posted by: Albert Gustafson

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