Platte Institute Publications

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

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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Surprisingly, Nebraska Gets It Right on Sales Tax Holidays

August 14, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Nebraska has avoided using a tax policy gimmick that doesn't really help taxpayers or the economy.

Posted by: Sarah Curry

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While Nebraska Debates Job Licensing Reform, Montana Just Does It

August 10, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

A proposal that was controversial in Nebraska was a cakewalk in another rural state. 

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Policy Brief: One Size Fits All Federal Policy Endangers Omaha Children and Families

August 09, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

Something as simple and local as a crosswalk in your neighborhood can sometimes be determined by policies from Washington, D.C. 

Government’s Job Is Keeping You Safe, Not Stylish

August 02, 2017 | by Adam Weinberg

Job licensing is burdensome enough without getting the fashion police involved.

Posted by: Adam Weinberg

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Cut Red Tape So Nebraska Can Grow Again

July 28, 2017 | by Albert Gustafson

Nebraska state senators can help encourage recovery in the face of a sluggish economy.

Posted by: Albert Gustafson

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Government Data Show Nebraska’s Economy Shrinking – What Does It Mean?

July 27, 2017 | by Sarah Curry

In the first quarter of 2017, Nebraska had the lowest economic growth in the country.

Posted by: Sarah Curry

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