Platte Institute Publications

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

Before Black Friday, November 21 Is “Economic Growth Tuesday”

November 06, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Some big news that will be delivered on November 21 might get lost in the Thanksgiving festivities.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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November 28: Give the Gift of the Good Life

November 01, 2017 | by Elliott Bottorf

Donations to the Platte Institute will be matched dollar for dollar up to a total of $25,000 during Giving Tuesday.

November 14: Omaha Town Hall on Nebraska Job Licensing

October 31, 2017

The Platte Institute is partnering with the ACLU of Nebraska 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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Study: Nebraska Can Reach Top 5 for New Jobs with Licensing Reforms

October 27, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

A new study finds Nebraska stands to gain more from job licensing reforms than other states.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Personal Property Tax Reform: A Realistic Option

October 25, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Other states in our region have shown that personal property tax reform is practical and helpful to economic growth.

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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